Stress Management Level 2

Learn how to support yourself and others by reducing and rechannelling stress.
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Being good at stress management is important in today’s hectic world. Managing stress and maintaining stable mental health should be top of everyone’s priority list. If you have a hectic life and busy schedule, you probably know how easy it is for life to get on top of you; in fact, millions of sick days are lost to stress every year.

If you’re an employer looking to improve your team’s ability to deal with work-related stress, or you’d simply like to improve your own coping mechanisms when life’s pressures get too much, then this flexible stress management course is ideal.

You’ll explore techniques to help you cope with stress, considering the role of relaxation, nutrition and diet, self-esteem, and managing time.

You’ll be able to identify the symptoms of stress and learn how this might affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. You won’t need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol, and you’ll work in your own time and at a pace that suits you – ideal if you fit your studies around work and family commitments.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - What is Stress?

    Start off your journey into stress management firstly by gaining an understanding of how common the condition is and being able to identify the different types of stress: acute, episodic, chronic, and acute on chronic. To build upon your basic knowledge, we’ll also reveal the positive and negative impacts of stress.

  2. Unit 2 - Recognising Stress

    Self-awareness is integral to managing stress. This section of the course is dedicated to helping you recognise the condition within yourself, what factors might be triggering feelings of stress, and help you understand the impact of multiple stressors.

  3. Unit 3 - Stress Management

    Here we’ll delve into the world of emotional resilience and the role it plays in stress management. You’ll explore how healthy lifestyle habits help to reduce the effects of stress and discover self-help approaches that can be incorporated into your daily routine.

  4. Unit 4 - When Stress Becomes Overwhelming

    When stress becomes overwhelming it is important to be able to identify signs of burnout and the possibility of developing a mental illness. This section will help to address this and equip you with the knowledge of support available whilst helping you grasp the role of psychological therapies.

  5. Unit 5 - Recognising Stress in Others

    In this final section, you’ll learn how to identify stress in other people and ways in which you can provide them with support. We’ll highlight the best ways you can help the individual who is experiencing stress.

Awarding Body

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With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.

NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.

View our other NCFE Customised Qualification qualifications.

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.

Course Outcome

On completion of this Stress Management Level 2 Course, successful learners will be awarded an NCFE Customised Qualification. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.

How is this course assessed or examined?

There are no exams for this course, and you will be assessed through assignments marked by your personal tutor. This might include essays, presentations, research projects, or practical learning sessions. Information on how you’ll be assessed will be included in your study pack.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this Stress Management Level 2 course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

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