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Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace - L2 Certificate

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeSite 
6035148 Ncfe Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace FLEXIBLE START DATES12/09/202228/07/2023  Distance Learning - HomeAvailable for applications

Will I have to pay fees?

We need to check what course you are enrolling on and what your age and income status is first. You may be entitled to a free or reduced cost place if you are in receipt of benefits, you depend financially on someone who does, or are working but on a low wage (£18,525 annual gross salary)

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Course Description

Content & overview

The purpose of this qualification is to give you the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing your knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions, the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.

This course is made up of 3 mandatory units:

Unit 1 - Exploring mental health

Unit 2 - Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health

Unit 3 - Understand a mentally healthy environment

You will also learn how to use Google Classroom (email, uploading coursework and online video conferencing Google Meet)

Attendance and Learning Assessment

The expected time to complete this online course is 12 weeks. You will be expected to submit work to agreed deadlines and undertake all your course assessments. There will be no formal exam. A charge may be levied if you fail to complete your course.

You will be internally assessed via completion of an online portfolio of evidence demonstrating how you meet the qualification criteria set by the Awarding Body. This will include tutor assessment of written assignments.

How will this course benefit me?

You will be able to focus on the study of mental health first aid and mental health advocacy in the workplace. The qualification also offers breadth and depth of study of mental health first aid. 

Course Delivery

You may need to attend a Preparing to Work Online induction session at Ashby Community Hub where you will be shown how to use Google Classroom. You must have access to the internet via a suitable device, preferably a laptop or PC, to enable you to access online learning. You will be issued with an Adult Education and Community Learning account. You can apply for a loan of a laptop and Wi-Fi access, subject to availability and eligibility.

Online learning will include tutorials and check-ins with your tutor at a mutually convenient time. These will take place via telephone or Google Meet. You will be working from a range of multimedia resources, including website links and online resources, via Google Classroom. You will be expected to complete an Individual Learning Plan to reflect on your learning and progress.

There are no live lessons or set teaching times.

You should be prepared to do at least 3 hours of independent study per week including accessing Google Classroom.


Learners who achieve this qualification could progress onto:

• Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

• Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia

• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector

• Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care