Most people with experience some sort of mental health problem at some point in their lifetime, with millions of working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety each year. Employers need to be open about mental health issues. The aim of this qualification is to increase your understanding of mental health problems and how to support people within the workplace to build a culture of care and support.
Your studies will include topics such as:
This qualification is a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification and demonstrates your competency to employers. It can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD).It is also suitable for anyone with a personal interest in this topic.
During this Level 2 Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Distance Learning course you will study -
As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:English and Maths
We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request further information.
To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.
If you fall in the 19-23 age bracket prior to the start of the current academic year you must already hold a minimum of a full L2 qualification or equivalent e.g., 5+ GCSEs A-C / 9-4, 1 A Level or NVQ L2.
Distance Learning courses are studied from home, work, or any location you wish. They are designed for independent study and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course.
This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge. We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.
*subject to eligibility.
This course will be assessed fully online – you access all the learning materials and complete and submit your assessments online.
You will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.
Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.
Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:
Other options for further study are:
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