Working in Mental Health - Level 2 Certificate

Course aims

This qualification has been designed to be an introduction to a wide range of mental health conditions.

Course length

2 hours a week for 30 weeks, 60 hours

Learners will spend the first 4 weeks completing a free separate short course (8 hours) Introduction to Mental Health. This will allow learners to gain essential skills and to provide an overview of what to expect when working in schools. Successful learners then progress to. the main course.

Who is the course for?

Learners must be at least 16 years old

Will I gain any qualifications?

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?

You will normally have completed the BAES level 1 in Mental Health Awareness. You must have English at Level 2 or GCSE Grade A*-C and maths at level 1 or equivalent.

What could this course lead to?

Learners may wish to progress to Level 3 qualifications with other providers.


  • You will develop an understanding of a range of mental health issues.
  • You will raise your awareness of the problems that can cause mental ill-health.
  • You will develop an insight into how various mental health issues can impact on the sufferer.

How will I learn?

Your qualification will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods. You will complete a portfolio of evidence throughout the course. You will have weekly teaching sessions for 2 hours.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

You will need proof of ID. Writing equipment and a USB Memory stick.

Your commitments as a learner

To achieve success on the course you will need to:

  • Attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance, if possible.
  • Have sufficient time for self-study and completion of homework.
  • Complete the course.
  • Complete all the assessments.

 Interview and Initial Assessment

You will need to complete a written assessment and undertake a one to one discussion prior to enrolling onto a course. This is mandatory for all learners. Call our Information Line on 0121 303 4318 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.

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