Mental Health Awareness - Level 2 (Distance Learning)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Health and Care

Attendance Distance Learning


This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. 

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Venue: Distance Learning

Who the course is for

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health. The qualification will also help to increase opportunities of finding work in the sector of health and social care.

As a taster qualification it can also be used as CPD across all levels. This makes it ideal for anyone who may need an understanding of this subject even though they are not directly involved in the care of individuals.

Qualification Gained

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, learners are required to successfully complete 13 mandatory units:


  • Unit 01 Understanding mental health.
  • Unit 02 Understanding stress.
  • Unit 03 Understanding anxiety.
  • Unit 04 Understanding phobias.
  • Unit 05 Understanding depression.
  • Unit 06 Understanding postnatal depression.
  • Unit 07 Understanding bipolar disorder.
  • Unit 08 L/506/2892 Understanding schizophrenia.
  • Unit 09 Understanding dementia.
  • Unit 10 Understanding eating disorders.
  • Unit 11 Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    – ADHD.
  • Unit 12 Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder –
  • Unit 13 Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD.

Learning Methods

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge.

Assessment Methods

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are not awarded.

The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems is internally assessed.

Progression Opportunities

By successfully completing this course, students may be able to progress onto further distance learning courses or courses in college.
Other distance learning opportunities include:

• Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.
Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia.
Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector.
• Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care.
Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management.

Career Opportunities

The objective of this qualification is to develop your understanding of a range of mental-health problems, which could be used to support your role in the workplace, or where they may work or interact with individuals with mental-health problems.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 19 years of age. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes. We do not set any other entry requirements.

Learners do not need to be working or
undertaking practical placements to take this

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.