This course is available in Paper format and Online.
This distance learning course on Understanding Eating Disorders is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of working with Eating Disorders, and the basic skills required to work with such complex conditions.
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Understanding Eating Disorders Level 2
Course code: MNH02
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certificate of Achievement
After studying this course, students will be able to:
- have an understanding of the key aspects of Eating Disorders
- understand possible causes
- have knowledge of the different treatments available
- list sources of help and advice in a range of situations
- have a clear understanding of how to work with these complex conditions
Types of Eating Disorders
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Restricting type
- Binge eating type
- Binge eating disorder
- Eating disorder not otherwise specified
- Side effects
Who is affected?
Causes of Eating Disorders
- Patient perspectives
- Media and magazines
- Childhood experiences
- Healing the past
- Self harm
- Friends and family
- Personality disorders
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
Information for Friends and Family
- Support for caregivers
- Daughter-directed activities
- Construction of Anorexia
- The Pro-Ana community
- Participant observation and internet research ethics
- Analytic procedure
- Group identities
- Negative Attributions
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
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 send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will 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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