Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Mental health concerns how we think, feel and behave and mental health problems can affect anyone. In fact, as many as one in four people in the UK will be diagnosed with a mental health issue at some point in their lives. This figure indicates that most people will have firsthand experience of mental distress, whether it be themselves or someone they know.

The learning materials for the Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems will provide students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the various forms of mental distress, including stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, dementia and schizophrenia, among others.

What are the benefits of doing this course?

Mental distress takes many forms. This qualification aims to broaden learners’ knowledge of mental ill-health and the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. Learners will develop an awareness of the signs and symptoms of these conditions and how they may affect people’s day-to-day lives. Learners will also gain an insight into how these conditions can be successfully managed.

The qualification is currently designated as a target-bearing full Level 2 qualification and is mapped to the Skills for Health National Occupational Standards and the knowledge set for dementia from Skills for Care. Consequently, employers can be assured that staff who complete this programme are meeting industry standards.

What will I learn?

The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems comprises four concise module workbooks which combine the following units:
Understanding mental health
Understanding stress
Understanding anxiety
Understanding phobias
Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder
Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder
Understanding depression
Understanding post-natal depression
Understanding bipolar disorder
Understanding schizophrenia
Understanding dementia
Understanding eating disorders
Understanding attention defecit hyperactivity disorder

Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes.

Course delivery and assessment

This is a Distance Learning programme.  On enrolment you will be issued with all the relevant online learning materials required to complete the qualification. These materials have been officially endorsed by the Awarding Organisation, NCFE CACHE. The learning materials comprise a set of high-quality online knowledge workbooks alongside access to our electronic portal that allow learners to complete a portfolio of evidence and demonstrate their achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit.  Learners are also assigned an assessor whom they can speak to should they require advice at any stage.

Entry Requirements

To enrol for Telford College Distance Learning you must be aged 19+ as of the 31/08/21, be a resident of England and have lived in the EU for the last three years.  You cannot be currently studying on any other course with us or another provider.

Progression opportunities

By undertaking this programme, candidates will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects, or they can progress on to further qualifications such as courses in health and social care or related subjects.

Click here to download qualification factsheet.

To find out more information or to enrol on a course please call the Distance Learning team on 01952 642335 or email us at DistanceLearning@telfordcollege.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.