Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification, although learners may find it useful to have previously achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health, social care or mental health related area.
This qualification is designed for any learner that wants to raise their awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental health problems. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within apprenticeship frameworks within health or health and social care, or to develop within their current job role within health and social care.
This qualification contains the following mandatory units:
- Understanding mental health
- Understanding stress
- Understanding anxiety
- Understanding phobias
- Understanding depression
- Understanding post-natal depression
- Understanding bipolar disorder
- Understanding schizophrenia
- Understanding dementia
- Understanding eating disorders
- Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
In each of the above areas learners will gain an understanding of the specific mental health topic. They will develop an understanding of the topic in relation to the symptoms and experience for the individual, support needs, how the disorder can be managed and treated and the roles and needs of family and friends of the individual.
The course is free, however, there is a charge of £50 which is payable if the student does not complete the course.
Making your application
We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.
Fees and funding
If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.
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