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Mental Health Awareness Level 1 NCFE CACHE

Do you have an interest in raising or building upon your knowledge of mental health issues? If the answer is Yes! then this Mental Health Awareness qualification is right for you. This qualification would complement study in a variety of areas such as Citizenship, PSHE, Healthcare, Social Care, Counselling and Public Services.

It may also be beneficial for those working within the voluntary and community sector and for others whose role calls for interaction with the general public in day to day work.

Did you know: Mental illness affects more people every year than cancer or heart disease and One in four of us in the UK will be affected by a mental health problem in any given year? (Source: Mental Health UK)

This qualification aims to:

  • Raise the awareness of the issues surrounding mental health difficulties
  • Dispel some of the myths and misconceptions frequently linked to mental health issues
  • Develop learners knowledge of the rights of those with mental health issues.

This qualification would complement study in a variety of areas such as Citizenship, PSHE, Healthcare, Social Care, Counselling and Public Services.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: X102
Qualification code: 501/0253/9
Official Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

Up to 25 hours which is around 15 minutes per day for 3 months.

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 a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

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.

Assessment

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 be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE.  The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness
Difficulty
Level 1
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Credits
3
Section 1
Be Aware of What is Meant by Mental Health

You will define the terms mental health and mental-ill health and identify possible causes of mental health difficulties as well as list sources of information on mental health issues.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

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 12 months.

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.

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

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

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