Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid/ Advocacy in the Work Place
|Mode of study||Distance Learning|
|Duration||Please ring for details|
|Course code||PLR2ODL051 (2223)|
Who is it for?
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.
This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this programme, although the qualification is designed for those currently employed in a relevant role. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.
What does the course involve?
The course comprises the following three Mandatory Units.:
- Unit 01 Exploring mental health
- Unit 02 Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health
- Unit 03 Understand a mentally healthy environment
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 1 formal assessment, submitted to us for marking.
How much does it cost?
This course is currently being offered FREE of charge. If, however, the learner is withdrawn without completing the course a fee may be charged to cover the cost of administration, course materials and registration.
Workers within a wide range of public service roles will interact with those with mental health issues and support needs in their day-to-day work across a number of sectors. This qualification may be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sectors:
- customer service
- voluntary sector
- sport and recreation
- travel and tourism.
What do I do next?
Chloe Ann Manley
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: The Priory School
I’m the regional district cadet of the year for St John Ambulance and what that means is that I have quite a lot of clinical experience, as well as a lot of skills that I’ve acquired through just talking to people. When my tutor found out about my volunteering, she encouraged me to enter the WorldSkills Show to show my transferrable skills and work on my personal development.
Health & Social Care BTEC (A Level Sociology and Psychology)
Previous school: St Dominic’s School
I have completed two placements at Shortwood Primary School as part of my studies. This has helped me to decide on my future aim of becoming a Primary School Teacher. I enjoy Health & Social Care as it helps me balance out my workload.
Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
I really enjoyed my placement at The Column Nursery. The staff there were very friendly and approachable. This placement has allowed me to develop my skills with younger children, which I think will help me whilst working towards my future career. I definitely recommend working with The Column Nursery.
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