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.
Learners are required to successfully complete 3 mandatory units:
- Exploring mental health
- Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health
- Understand a mentally healthy environment
Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification. There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a learner must have for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved a Level 2 qualification.
After Your Course
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
- Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
- Level 2 and 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
- Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care
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 sector(s)/area(s):
- Customer service
- Voluntary sector
- Sport and recreation
- Travel & tourism
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2022/23 academic year.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Have an annual salary of less than £18,525
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/22 and are not studying at another school/college
- Are aged 19 or over on 31/08/22 and do not already have a Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
- Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship
See the Student Money pages for more information.