This course is aimed at those who may be working in a health or social care setting and would find this course beneficial to their working role, or simply wish to better understand mental health problems for personal reasons. This online programme is ideal if you need a flexible training solution that fits with your work schedule and lifestyle.
The Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness course is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and develop skills which will enable them to progress into a career in the health and social care sector by preparing you for further training.
This course will provide you with an introductory level of knowledge and understanding in relation to mental health issues and is split into the following four sections:
What is meant by mental health
The social and personal effects of mental ill health
The responses to mental health issues
Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues
Since this is an online course, you can choose when and where you study. Your assessor will ensure you get all the support you need to complete the course; however, you will need to be self-motivated and able to work against the pressures of studying independently. You will be expected to complete reading and research to support your learning and will find it useful to be able to engage with IT resources, including internet, email and Microsoft Teams. You will record evidence of your knowledge and understanding in an online portfolio.
What qualifications will I get?
TQUK Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF)
What can I go onto next?
This qualification will enable you to further your continuous professional development (CPD) giving you the confidence to continue in your current employment and the ability to improve your career prospects.
You may wish to enhance your employability by completing further Level 2 training related to this qualification or other CPD courses offered at BLC, such as:
Level 2 Behaviour That Challenges
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on your knowledge and understanding by completing questions via the online Equal Platform.
There are no specific entry requirements, however, a good level of GCSE English will be helpful.