What is this course about?

This nationally accredited Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health Awareness helps develop the techniques, support and understanding that is required for working with individuals that have mental health problems. The aim of the qualification is to develop the learner?s understanding of mental health, mental health illness and regulated legislation, as well as raising the learner?s awareness of the processes and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental health issues.
Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught?

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health.

What could I do next?

Other related health and social care courses.
Course Code


  •  20 weeks

Distance Learning



Fee Code: L

These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.

* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.