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

Overview

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 enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk 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

Online

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

Telephone

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 –
    OCD.
  • 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
qualification.
 

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

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.