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Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems for Men – Online

The number of men who have suicidal thoughts has doubled since 2009. Although men are now more likely to see a therapist if they’re feeling worried or low, there’s still a long way to go to ensure that men are supported with their mental health.

This qualification aims to:

  • focus on the study of mental health and a range of mental health problems
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge

The objectives of this qualification are to:

  • raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems
  • increase the learners understanding of a range of mental health problems, which could be used to support their role in the workplace or where they may work or interact with individuals with mental health problems.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 2

  • Delivery

    Distance / Online

  • Duration

    39 Weeks


Apply or Enquire

This is an on-line, distance learning course which is accessed via your Internet-connected computer.  You can enrol at any time, and it is flexible as you can log on and study when it suits you.  Tutor support is available by telephone and email.

The online course contains all the learning content needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course.  There are also activities to enable you to practise your skills and test your learning.

You have 39 weeks in which to complete the course.  Units Covered are:

  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Understanding Stress
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Phobias
  • Understanding Depression
  • Understanding Postnatal Depression
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder
  • Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The online course contains all the learning content needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course.  There are also activities to enable you to practise your skills and test your learning.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however you must:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study
  • be aged 19+
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

 Please note: if you already hold a Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, you will not be eligible to study this course.

Course Progression Routes

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
  • Level 3 Award in Steps Towards Suicide Reduction
  • Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

Alternatively, you may want to consider other further education courses.

Course Career Prospects

Any career involving social work, Mental health work or Psychological Wellbeing practitioner.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees

UK

Fully Funded.

 

Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

PLEASE NOTE

We are experiencing some technical issues with the apply system.  If you are having difficulties with this as an alternative you can download an Application Form (PDF) – this can be edited directly on your device, then saved and emailed to our central admissions Team centraladmissions@don.ac.uk

 

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details