Mental Health Awareness – Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course

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Self-Study Time:Approximately 200 Hours (Self-Study)
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Gain a Level 2 Certificate Qualification in Mental Health Awareness

The Mental Health Awareness – Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course is designed to be studied by a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of Mental Health Awareness issues. It is equally suitable for the personal development of experienced health care workers or for those new to the industry.

The course includes topics son such issues as understanding mental health, stress, phobias, anxiety, eating disorders, post-natal depression and schizophrenia and will lead to a fully recognised RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) qualification in this subject. These are nationally recognised qualifications that are superseding the old NVQ framework qualifications.

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a Level 2 RQF Certificate Qualification with 13 credits issued by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.

Please Note: Hard-copy versions of this course are still being dispatched but there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.

The Mental Health Awareness – Level 2 Certificate (RQF) Course includes the following units:
Learning Outcomes: Know what is meant by mental health and mental ill-health; Understand the impact of mental health care becoming more community based; Understand the social context of mental illness; and Understand the legal context of mental illness.
Learning Outcomes: Understand the term ‘stress'; Understand possible causes of ‘stress'; Understand what stress feels like and how it can affect an individual; Understand how the demands of daily life can contribute to feelings of stress.; and Understand how stress may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing stress.
Learning Outcomes: Understand the terms ‘anxiety' and ‘panic attack'; Understand possible causes of anxiety; Understand what anxiety feels like and how it affects the individual, their friends and family; Understand that different ways of thinking and behaving can affect anxiety; Understand how anxiety may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing anxiety.
Learning Outcomes: Understand the term ‘phobia'; Understand the possible causes of phobia; Understand what a phobia feels like; Understand how a phobia affects the individual, their life and their friends and family; and Understand how phobias may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing a phobia.
Learning Outcomes: Understand the term ‘depression'; Understand the possible causes of depression; Understand what depression feels like; Understand how a person with psychotic depression may be affected; Understand how depression affects the individual, their life and their friends and family; Understand the demands of daily life that may contribute towards maintaining depression; and Understand how depression can be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing depression
Learning Outcomes: Understand the term ‘post-natal depression'; Understand the causes of post-natal depression; Understand what post-natal depression feels like; Understand puerperal psychosis; Understand how post-natal depression affects the mother, the friends and family and impacts on bonding with the baby; Understand that the preparation for the birth can help reduce the risk of post-natal depression; Understand how post-natal depression may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the mother experiencing it; and Understand how puerperal psychosis may be managed.
Learning Outcomes: Understand the term ‘bipolar disorder'; Understand the causes of bipolar disorder; Understand what bipolar disorder feels like; Understand how bipolar disorder affects the individual, their life and their friends and family; Understand that demands of daily life can influence the presentation of symptoms of bipolar disorder; Understand how to recognise the symptoms of bipolar disorder to enable stability; and Understand how bipolar disorder may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing it.
Learning Outcomes: Understand the term ‘schizophrenia'; Understand how media representation of schizophrenia can create confusion about the illness; Understand the causes of schizophrenia; Understand what schizophrenia feels like; Understand how schizophrenia affects the individual, their life and their friends and family; and Understand how schizophrenia may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing it.
Learning Outcomes: Understand the term ‘dementia'; Understand the causes of dementia; Understand what dementia feels like; Understand how dementia affects the individual, their life and their friends and family; Understand how dementia may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing it; and Understand factors – including own actions – which may adversely affect a person with dementia.
Learning Outcomes: Understand the term ‘eating disorders'; Understand the causes of one specific eating disorder; Understand what one specific eating disorder feels like; Understand how one specific eating disorder may affect the individual, their life and their friends and family; and Understand how a specific eating disorder may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing it.
Prerequisites

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

Mental Health Awareness Qualification

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Level 2 Mental Health Awareness Qualification issued by Training Qualification UK (TQUK). This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Ofqual Qualification No. 603/0156/9). This is a Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 13 credits.

You can find further information on qualifications and their levels on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors page.

TQUK (Training Qualification UK) are one of the newest, most dynamic awarding organisations in the industry, seeking to bring a fresh approach and excellent service to training providers, colleges and learners. TQUK qualifications are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. TQUK have rigorous quality assurance controls and procedures in place and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, qualification delivery and assessment. The course is delivered and assessed by NCC, a licensed TQUK centre. TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credits values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.

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