Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness

Mental health presents one of the greatest challenges to our society. With an estimated 450 million people worldwide dealing with mental health issues, around a quarter of British adults will experience some form of mental health issue within their adult life. While many elements of mental health are still not understood, having a good knowledge of the information that is available is essential in the care sector.

Distance learning allows you to study wherever you are, arranging your studies around your work or home life. You will learn using study materials and online learning resources but you can also connect with other students on your course.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible starts dates throughout the year and should take approximately one academic year to complete.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 135 study hours to complete.

What will I study?

You will increase your knowledge of a range of mental health conditions and understand how these can affect people's lives. Units covered, include:

  • 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
  • Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder

Access to a computer, email and the internet is vital as all units will be completed online.

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or wishing to progress onto further education.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on personal circumstances. More information can be provided upon application. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression to further courses depending on your career aims such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

It is also a great starting point for individuals who are interested in exploring mental health awareness in the workplace.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

Ref: Clare Webster


Health and Social Care
Distance Learning

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