Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
What does the qualification cover? You will gain an understanding of the specific mental health topic. You will develop an understanding of the topic in relation to the symptoms and experience for the individual, support needs as well as how the disorder can be managed and treated. You will gain an understanding of the roles of professionals and needs of family and friends of the individual Who it is suitable for? You may wish to access this qualification with a view to progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, or to develop within your current job role within health and social care. How is the qualification structured? To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, you are required to successfully complete the 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)
How is it assessed? To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in the Awareness of Mental Health Problems, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units. This is achieved by completing assessments provided in the learning resources. The Level 2 Certificate in the Awareness of Mental Health Problems is internally assessed.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. You must be aged 19+ and resided in the EU for the last 3 years in order to access funding.
The course is free*, however, there is a charge of £50 which is payable if the student does not complete the course.
*Funding available subject to eligibility check
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