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All students will be asked to complete an initial assessment document before starting the course.16 Weeks2Distance LearningDistance LearningSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

The qualification is suitable for students who wish to increase their knowledge of mental health problems, the factors that cause mental ill-health and the ways that mental health problems can be managed. The course is also suitable for anyone who already works in this area, anyone who wants to secure a job linked to mental health and anyone who wants to gain more knowledge for personal reasons.

No previous knowledge and experience are required, however, minimum level 1 English skills would be beneficial for completion of assessments.

Study levelCost
19+FREE

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This course is available:
- Paper-based
- Paper-based learning with online assessments
- Fully online

The online course is available on our online learning platform. Online learning with a difference, features:

- Exciting and engaging content
- Interactivity, featuring videos and games to enhance learning
- Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

You will be allocated a dedicated college tutor who will be available to guide you through the learning resources and assessment criteria.

One in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year. The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are many other issues which have a huge impact on a person’s life and the people around them.

Anyone who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully. Likewise, anyone who has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from understanding the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms and management of the condition. This nationally recognised qualification covers all of these aspects and is the perfect place to start

Distance learning is completed in your own time to suit your personal needs. This is a 16 week course; submission dates for each unit assessment will be set when you start the course and will be scheduled throughout the 16 week programme.

Distance Learning

This course is split into thirteen manageable units:

Unit 1: Understanding mental health
Unit 2: Understanding stress
Unit 3: Understanding anxiety
Unit 4: Understanding phobias
Unit 5: Understanding depression
Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression
Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder
Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia
Unit 9: Understanding dementia
Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders
Unit 11: Understanding attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
Unit 12: Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Unit 13: Understanding traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

You will gain a nationally recognised qualification and skills to create a long-standing career pathway within the care industry. Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study. Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support need to succeed.

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Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

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(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

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*Summer 2019

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*Summer 2019

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