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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Key course information

Health and Social Care


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 must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
• Must have lived in the UK or EU for the last three years.
• Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor on London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
• If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
• If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

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 six 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

• This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
• Learners can only complete one NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

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

Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social.

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