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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

Key course information

Health and Social Care


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

This qualification is perfect for you if you wish to understand the approaches to care and support of those with mental health problems. The course aims to raise awareness of the role of the mental health worker as well as the process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience ill mental health.This is ideal for you if you wish to progress in the health and social care industry or wish to start a new career within it, giving you an understanding of methods to support those with mental health needs. It will also enable you to progress to other qualifications in health care and social care.

What will I learn?

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs, you'll be required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

- Understand the role of the mental health worker
- Mental health and mental health issues
- Understand duty of care in adult health and social care
- Approaches to care and management in mental health
- Understanding change and support in relation to mental health

Each unit is designed to give you an in depth understanding of mental health and how to handle yourself under different circumstances.

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 of 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 with a lecturer.
- You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
- You will have 4 months to complete this course.

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

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress on to:- Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia - Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

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