Health & Social Care

Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace - Level 2 Certificate

Start Date:
Start Time: 17:00
End Date: 10/07/2024
End Time: 21:00
Day(s): Wednesday
Site: Online Delivery


Course Overview

This course is designed for learners aged 19 and over who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. The course gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care, and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.

Workers within a wide range of public service roles may interact with those with mental health issues and support needs in their day-to-day work across a number of sectors. It may also be useful to people studying qualifications in a range of areas, including counselling, customer service, education, housing, voluntary sector, sport and recreation, hospitality, travel and tourism.

The course is delivered via Teams, so you will need access to a device, private space to learn, and good internet connection for these sessions.

Qualification Gained

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace.

After The Course

Completing this course will leave you better equipped to understand different types of mental ill health, how to support individuals with mental ill health, and the characteristics of mentally healthy environments. If studying this qualification inspires you to explore the area further, you may choose to study the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, or a range of other programmes across Health and Social Care.

What Will I Learn

You will learn about different types of mental health, strategies to support those with mental ill health and promote mentally healthy environments.

The qualification consists of three mandatory units:
Unit 1: Exploring mental health. This unit will introduce learners to different types of mental ill health, and understand factors which may contribute to mental ill health and actions that can be taken.

Unit 2: Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health. The aim of this unit is to understand how to support individuals with mental ill health. Learners will understand their responsibilities and how to protect their own mental health.

Unit 3: Understand a mentally healthy environment. Learners will know about relevant legislation. They will understand mentally healthy environments and wellness action plans.

Our Lecturers

The course is taught by a highly qualified and experienced lecturer who is dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality student support. The team includes staff with extensive sector experience and expertise.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Teaching and learning is designed to support all students to achieve. There are a mixture of online theory-based sessions and small and large group practical discussions.

As an adult learner at Yeovil College you will be able to access a range of support and services, including our dedicated Learning Resource Centre, a wealth of resources from our team of expert careers advisors, and a range of wellbeing support.

Course Expenses

For students aged 19 and over, this course will be available free of charge, dependent upon your nationality and residency status.

The course is free of charge for UK nationals and those who have pre-settled or settled status or other right of abode, who have lived in the UK for the last three years. Funding for this course may also be available free to other students, dependent upon nationality and residency status - to find out more, contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.

How Will I Be Assessed

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve three mandatory units. You will complete the three units of assessment questions over the duration of the course.

Entry Requirements

This course requires a good level of written English, so we ask for applicants to hold either a GCSE in English at grade C / 4, or an equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2).

If you don't yet hold your GCSE English (or equivalent), you can look through our website or contact our friendly iZone team to find out more about the GCSE and Functional Skills courses we offer.

There are no other specific prior skills or knowledge a learner must have to apply for this qualification.

Required Experience

No previous experience is necessary.

How To Apply

Apply online by clicking the button below. If you have any questions about your application, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.