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Flexible 16 weeks Level 1 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

Common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress affect one in four people in the UK every year. These mental health issues are more common than you think, and it is important that people are aware of different mental health conditions, so that they can be recognised and responded to appropriately.

By studying this course, learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of mental health, and develop skills which will enable them to progress into a career in the health and social care sector.

The course equips learners with an introductory level of knowledge and understanding in relation to mental health issues. Learners will look at what mental health means, the effects mental health can have on individuals and on society, the current responses to mental health and the relationship between cultural diversity and mental health issues.

Students wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ FREE *subject to eligibility checks There are no additional costs if you meet the eligibility criteria, which will be explained during enrolment.

You will be added to our Equal platform, where you will be able to access all the learning resources and assessments to complete. You will be allocated your own personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. Your personal tutor will then assess your work and provide you with constructive feedback for each unit. All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

You should be able to work at a Level 1 in Functional Skills.

This is a 16 week course that requires your own time management for study. You will be given submission dates to keep you focused on the 16 week timeframe.

This course is ideal for learners who wish to gain a basic knowledge of mental health and the effects it can have on both individuals and society. Anyone who currently works in health and social care settings would benefit from this course, as well as those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health for personal reasons. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 or above.

This course contains one unit which is split into manageable sections:

- Section 1: What is meant by mental health
- Section 2: The social and personal effects of mental ill health
- Section 3: The responses to mental health issues
- Section 4: Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues.

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The benefits for completing this course are:

- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your adult social care skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
- Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

What’s next?

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects or progress to further training. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes.

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