Mental Health Awareness Level 2 NCFE CACHE

Whether you are an experienced health care worker or new to the industry, this Mental Health Awareness Level 2 qualification will assist you with your personal development. This fully recognised qualification is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of Mental Health Awareness issues. This course covers topics such as understanding mental health, stress, phobias, anxiety, eating disorders, post-natal depression and schizophrenia among others – all conditions labelled under the topic mental health.

Did you know: Mental illness affects more people every year than cancer or heart disease – one in four of us in the UK will be affected by a mental health problem in any given year. Mental ill health is also the single biggest cause of lost days at work in the UK, and a significant factor in the majority of suicides. This course will give knowledge of a range of different mental health issues, covering causes of the issues as well as how mental health problems can be managed and treat you to build achievements in a way which is appropriate and meaningful. This qualification is relevant for learners from almost any employment sector and aims to develop your understanding and appreciation of a wide range of mental health conditions.

This course has been specifically designed to be studied via Distance Learning it is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. Your own time, your own pace with all the support you need.

On this course you will:

  • Raise awareness of mental health and the wide range of mental health conditions – issues that are increasingly prevalent in today’s society
  • Develop an awareness of the signs and symptoms of these conditions and how they may affect people’s day-to-day lives
  • Gain an insight into how these conditions can be successfully managed.

Gain awareness of several mental health conditions, their signs and symptoms, and how to manage them successfully.
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: X213
Qualification code: 600/6134/0
Official Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate 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 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 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.


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 Level 2 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality.

Additional Information
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
Level 2
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.
Section 1
Understanding Mental Health
  • Know what is meant by mental health and mental ill-health
  • Understand the impact of mental health care becoming more community-based
  • Understand the social context of mental illness
  • Understand the legal context of mental illness

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.

The college for me
Chris Neville

This course was at a great price and, after speaking with one of the student advisers, i knew this was the college for me.

Thank you to my tutor
Lee Potter

The tutor has been very helpful and has marked each submission very swiftly.

Helped me for personal reasons
S. Hill

Enrolled on this course to try and help me understand depression and anxiety more for personal reasons. I had a great adviser – very knowledgeable and professional.

Re-awoken my desire for learning
Heidi Chung

Thank you to my tutor for helping me through the Mental Health Awareness L2 course. I have really enjoyed it and have re-awoken my desire for learning.

Worked well around my commitments
M. T. Kelly

I was able to pick a time weekly that was convenient to study with as little disruption to my own working day and family commitments. Thanks Oxbridge!

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