Managing Stress QLS Level 2

Our course code: ST246

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Managing stress aims to help learners understand the nature of stress, explore people’s responses to stress, develop an understanding of common stress symptoms, explore how people cope with stress, demonstrate stress management techniques, understand the role of relaxation, describe the benefits of nutrition and diet, understand the impact of self-esteem on stress, develop awareness of goal setting and time management techniques.

Did you know:

131 million days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK in 2011, down from 178 million days in 1993. The occupations that reported the highest rates of work-related stress in the last three years were health and social service managers, teachers and social welfare associate professionals.

Stress can be defined as the experience of unpleasant over – or under-stimulation which actually or potentially leads to ill health. Stress is the result of a mismatch between the challenges you experience and your belief in your ability to cope. This course will assist you to help others analyse and cope with stress in their lives. It is fully comprehensive so no previous knowledge, experience or qualifications are required.

On this Managing Stress Level 2 course, you will:

  • Understand the nature of stress
  • Explore people’s responses to stress
  • Develop an understanding of common stress symptoms
  • Explore how people cope with stress
  • Demonstrate stress management techniques
  • Understand the role of relaxation
  • Describe the benefits of nutrition and diet
  • Understand the impact of self-esteem on stress
  • Develop awareness of goal setting and time management techniques

Develop insight into stress management to support and give other the ability to manage stress in their lives.

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  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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  • Awarding body: QLS

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from QLS (Quality Licence Scheme) and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about QLS here. 

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Course Content

1: Understanding Stress
  • Defining stress
  • The causes of stress in terms of three personality types
  • The effects of stress in relation to physical, emotional and mental behaviour.
2: The Stress Response
  • The concepts of stressor and stress response.
  • The concept of a holistic approach to a stress response.
  • The major components in the activation of the stress response.
3: Symptoms of Stress
  • The physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms of stress
  • Stress indicator questionnaires
  • The physical and emotional warning signs of stress
4: Understanding the Coping Process
  • Recognise coping responses to stress
  • Non-responding behaviours
5: Managing Stress – Skills and Techniques
  • A ten-point plan for dealing with stress
6: Relaxation and Stress
  • A range of relaxation and stress relief measures
7: Nutrition and its Role in Managing Stress
  • A range of diet and nutritional behaviours which reduce stress
  • The links between nutrition and stress
  • The benefits of exercise in reducing stress
  • The role of sleep in reducing stress
8: Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
  • The concept of self-esteem
  • Self-esteem and personal analysis
  • Composing personal development plan for improving self-esteem
9: Goal Setting and Time Management
  • The importance of motivation in reducing stress
  • The process of goal-setting
  • Common effective time management techniques
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!