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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (QCF)

Key course information

Health, Care and Early Years

01/08/2019

28 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview


Whether you’re looking to go into work in childcare, health care or social care, increasing your professional knowledge or simply looking to raise your own awareness of mental health problems, this flexible distance-learning course is designed to suit a broad range of purposes. Thirteen mandatory units provide key information on a range of mental health problems, giving you a foundation of understanding in various mental health illnesses that will support work in the health and care industries.


What will I learn?


You will cover thirteen units across a range of mental health problems. These are as follows: stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, postnatal depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, eating disorders, Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and an introductory unit on Understanding Mental Health.

Entry Requirements


Learners should be over the age of 19 at the start of the academic year.

Learners need to have been a resident in the UK or EEA/EU for at least three years prior to enrolment.

Learners cannot be enrolled if they are currently funded for another course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor.

You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.

The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 6 months.

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.

Additional Costs and Information


All learners must complete an induction session prior to being enrolled onto the course.

This course is free however, we do have a £115 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.

Learners can only complete 1 NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Health, Care and Early Years


Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker
  • Social Worker

  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Children's Nurse

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