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NCFE Certificate in Mental Health Awareness Level 2

QCF National Qualifications - Level 2

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About this course
  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - NCFE Certificate in Mental Health Awareness Level 2
  • Course Code: QCF13
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£430.00 - £330.00

About this course

The Certificate in Mental Health Awareness distance learning course is the ideal programme for individuals looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of mental health issues.

This nationally accredited qualification in Mental Health Awareness home study course is designed to provide individuals with an appreciation and understanding of a number of different mental health issues that may be encountered. The programme covers a wide range of mental health conditions including what their indicating signs, triggers and symptoms may be, how it can affect an individual’s ability to cope and function as well as looking at guidance on how to potentially manage and support them with their illness on a day-to-day basis.

Course Description

Upon successful completion you will have achieved a  nationally recognised, QCF listed qualification at Level 2

  • There is no need to formally attend a college, meaning that you can learn in your own time and at a pace that suits you.
  • You will receive a set of high-quality learner support materials that will be yours to keep and use as a reference.
  • You will further your personal and professional development.
  • You will receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors / tutors.
Course Content

Workbook 1 – Understanding mental health awareness  

This workbook introduces you to the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided for service users with mental health disorders. You will also explore and understand stress, anxiety and phobias as mental health conditions.

When you have completed this unit you should know and understand:

  • Mental health legislation
  • The causes, symptoms and management of stress, anxiety and phobias

Workbook 2 – Understanding other mental health conditions   

The workbook introduces you to the causes of depression, postnatal depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. You will consider how these mental health disorders affect individuals and their lives as well as how they affect family and friends. You will explore common treatments, medical interventions and understand local resources available to individuals.

When you have completed this unit you should know and understand:

  • The causes, symptoms and management of depression, postnatal depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and eating disorders

Workbook 3 – Understanding dementia and mental health   

This workbook introduces you to the meaning of the term ‘dementia’ and the physiological factors which are associated with a service user who has been diagnosed as living with dementia. You will consider the most common types of dementia and their causes. You will also reflect upon the ways in which service users experience dementia.

When you have completed this unit you should know and understand:

  • The term dementia
  • Causes of dementia
  • How dementia affects the individual, their life and their family and friends
  • How dementia may be managed and some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing it
  • Factors which may adversely affect a person with dementia
Qualification Information

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.


Qualification Code 600/6134/0

NCFE Certificate in Mental Health Awareness Level 2

A registration fee of £51.00  is due within four weeks of enrolment if you wish to receive an NCFE certificate on successful completion of your course.

Please note that certificates are issued 3 times per year.

Method Of Study
  • This course is a paper based course so you can keep the materials as a reference
  • Your assignments can be completed online via our e-Assessor portal
  •  You will get full tutor support via email
  •  You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors and the results will be posted on our e-Assesor portal
  •  You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying the course
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to the internet and email in order to contact your tutor.
Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only upload the TMAs to the e-Assessor , not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

The guided learning hours (GLH) for this course is 130 and you can take the course over a maximum of 12 months. If you do not complete within this time them you will need to re-enrol . Extensions are not allowe

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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