The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.
This qualification aims to:
• focus on the study of mental health first aid and mental health advocacy in the workplace
• offer breadth and depth of study of mental health first aid.
The objectives of this qualification are to:
• introduce and explore different types of mental ill health, and factors that may increase the risk of mental ill health in individuals.
• understand how to support individuals with mental ill health within
boundaries of own role
• explore how to create a mentally healthy environment for individuals in a variety of settings
There is no prior qualification needed to access the Level 2 Certificate, however; learners must be aged 16 years or over.
Course delivery and assessment
How will the course be delivered?
The course is a mixture of face-to-face training and learning platform.
Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector
• Level 2 and 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
• Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care