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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
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Level 2
Minimum entry age
Credit Value

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health conditions.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for any learner that wants to raise their awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progressing to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications in apprenticeship frameworks within health or health and social care, or to develop in their current job role within health and social care.

Learners should be 16 to undertake the qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification, although learners may find it useful to have previously achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health, social care or mental health related area.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness, learners are required to successfully complete 10 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the mandatory units. Grades are not awarded.

The Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health is internally assessed.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

This qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas:

• Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
• Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
• Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

Funding for our qualifications

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Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for further training and to support a role in the workplace.

Qualification Specification

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Purpose Statement

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Learner’s Evidence Tracking Log

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