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Health, Social Care and Counselling

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Mental Health Problems touch the lives of many people, whether it is yourself, a family member or a friend. This course aims to raise awareness and increase your overall knowledge on the everyday challenges of those affected by Mental Health Problems.

The objective of this qualification is to develop the students 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.

This qualification consists of 13 mandatory units:

Unit 01 Understanding mental health (4 credits)

Unit 02 Understanding stress (1 credit)

Unit 03 Understanding anxiety (1 credit)

Unit 04 Understanding phobias (1 credit)

Unit 05 Understanding depression (1 credit)

Unit 06 Understanding postnatal depression (1 credit)

Unit 07 Understanding bipolar disorder (1 credit)

Unit 08 Understanding schizophrenia (1 credit)

Unit 09 Understanding dementia (1 credit)

Unit 10 Understanding eating disorders (1 credit)

Unit 11 Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD (1 credit)*

Unit 12 Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD (1 credit)*

Unit 13 Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD (1 credit)

The course will take up to 25 weeks to complete and is available throughout the year enabling you to choose when you wish to study. Students are supported by a personal tutor on a one-to-one basis throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

You will be issued with an Induction Workbook during your first discussion with your tutor; this workbook will determine whether you are suitable for the course. Students are aged 19+ and have lived in the UK/EU for the last three years. A basic level of numeracy and literacy is required.

Ages 24+ - Our L2 Distance Learning qualifications are free to EU/UK Nationals regardless of previous qualifications. Ages 19-23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full L2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification.
Ages 19-23 who have not already achieved a full L2 qualification may be subject to costs. Please contact us for clarification.


Basic computer skills to operate the Online Learning Platform.


NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems


Assessment will be through successful completion of the end-of-module assessments, found on the online learning platform. These assessments will be tutor marked, internally moderated and then moderated by the awarding body.

Home Study

Study will be home-based and at the student's discretion within the timeframe stipulated by tutor.

Work Placement

Students do not have to be in current work in this sector.


NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care, NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

Fees and Additional Costs

Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are available for FREE to UK/EU nationals aged 19 and over.

Additional Information

CL2AMHPS 192001 Flexible start - £.00
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*Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email info@newbury-college.co.uk.

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