NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness
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- Level 1
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification aims to:
• raise 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.
Who is it suitable for?
The qualification is appropriate for a wide range of people with an interest in raising their own understanding of mental health issues. It would complement study in a range of areas, eg citizenship, PSHE, healthcare, social care, counselling or public services.
It may also be particularly useful for those working within the voluntary and community sector and for others whose role calls for interaction with the general public in their day-to-day work.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.
How is this qualification structured?
To achieve the Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the mandatory unit. Grades are not awarded.
• Unit 01 Develop an awareness of mental health.
How is it assessed?
To achieve the Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are not awarded.
The mandatory unit will be internally assessed using a Candidate Workbook covering all the learning outcomes of the qualification.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Issues
• Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners to progress to further qualifications in a similar subject area at a higher level or complement other areas of study in a related subject area.
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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills. For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.
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