Is this the course for you?
Did you know one in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year? The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are many other issues which have a huge impact on a person's life and the people around them.
This nationally-recognised qualification will increase your knowledge of mental health problems, the factors that cause mental ill-health, and the ways that mental health problems can be managed.
Whether you are looking to take your first steps towards a rewarding career in the care industry, would like to develop specialist skills for your current caring role, are currently providing care for someone with mental ill-health, or would simply like to better understand mental health problems for personal reasons, this course is the perfect place to start.
The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems will develop your awareness and understanding of the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms, and management of a number of conditions.
You will explore the crucial elements of mental health issues, including stress; anxiety; phobias; depression; post-natal depression; bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; dementia; eating disorders; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This is an online course taught over 13-26 weeks, meaning you can choose when and where you study, so it offers you the flexibility to fit your studies around your existing work, training, or home-life commitments, whilst achieving agreed deadlines set by you and your tutor.
What experience and skills will you gain?
You will study the following units:
- Unit 1: Understanding mental health
- Unit 2: Understanding stress
- Unit 3: Understanding anxiety
- Unit 4: Understanding phobias
- Unit 5: Understanding depression
- Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression
- Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder
- Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia
- Unit 9: Understanding dementia
- Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders
- Unit 11: Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Unit 12: Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Unit 13: Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
What do you need to apply?
4 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D or 3 or above, or Level 1 vocational qualification, or Level 1 qualification in English.
Additional Information: If you do not hold a suitable Level 1 qualification, or cannot provide evidence of one, you may still be able to enrol on this course following an initial assessment to test your level of literacy in English.
How will you be assessed?
This course can be completed fully online, or via paper-based learning. Both options are assessed via online tests and assessments.
Where can this course take you?
This course is suitable for you if you are already working in the care industry, are looking to find employment in a number of entry-level caring roles, or have home-caring responsibilities. It can also give you the opportunity to increase your career options through further study.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, you may wish to consider progressing on to one of the following Level 3 courses to expand your knowledge and skills:
- Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)
- Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (City and Guilds)
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (BTEC)