The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.
What will I learn?
This qualification aims to:
• focus on the study of mental health first aid and mental health advocacy in the workplace
• offer breadth and depth of study of mental health first aid.
The objectives of this qualification are to:
• introduce and explore different types of mental ill health, and factors that may increase the risk of mental ill health in individuals.
• understand how to support individuals with mental ill health within boundaries of own role
• explore how to create a mentally healthy environment for individuals in a variety of settings.
It is made up of three mandatory units as follows:
• Exploring mental health
• Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health
• Understand a mentally healthy environment
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.
Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.
Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.
Each unit will have a set deadline so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.
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 EAA for the last three years.
Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
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.
Additional Costs and Information
This course is free to complete, however, we do have a £130 withdrawal fee.
This fee applies in the following circumstances:
- Learner requests to withdraw at any point
- Learner does not commence their course
- Learner does not complete their course by the allocated end date
There is a two week grace period where learners can withdraw from the course free of charge; this starts from the date of your welcome email containing login details and start date to 14 days after this. All details regarding the withdrawal fee are sent to potential students to sign upon application to the course.
Learners can only complete one Distance Learning course at a time and cannot be on another funded course such as an Apprenticeship.
The allotted time for completion of this course is three months.
What Could I Do Next?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management • Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care.