Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
|Mode of study||Distance Learning|
|Course code||PLR2ODL036 (2223)|
Who is it for?
This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems.
This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.
What does the course involve?
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 course comprises ten mandatory units arranged into four modules:
- Unit 01: Understanding Mental Health
- Unit 02: Understanding Stress
- Unit 03: Understanding Anxiety
- Unit 04: Understanding Phobias
- Unit 05: Understanding Depression
- Unit 06: Understanding Post-Natal Depression
- Unit 07: Understanding Bipolar Disorder
- Unit 08: Understanding Schizophrenia
- Unit 09: Understanding Dementia
- Unit 10: Understanding Eating Disorders
This qualification could be what you need to improve your career prospects and get your ideal job, if you are unable to attend college on a regular basis. Distance Learning with Shrewsbury Colleges Group gives you more flexibility, allowing you to study where and when you want. All you need is a commitment, as Distance Learning is not necessarily an easy option, especially if you are already working full-time. We offer specially prepared course materials, which combined with help and support from your subject teacher make your learning experience easily manageable.
How is the course assessed?
To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete four formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking
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. This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
The objective of this qualification is to develop the learners understanding of a range of mental-health problems, which could be used to support their role in the workplace, or where they may work or interact with individuals with mental-health problems.
What do I do next?
If you are ready to enrol, please click the enrol button at the top of this factsheet. If you would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on where you live, this course may incur fees - please check your home postcode in our postcode checker above, to see if you are eligible for funding. Following your enrolment, we will contact you with further information on your study, submitting assignments and tutor support.
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