Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

The Level 1 Mental Health Awareness course is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the causes of mental distress.

This course would suit anyone looking to gain a basic understanding about mental health. It is recommended that applicants complete this course before progressing onto the Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health Problems course particularly if you have never undertaken a Distance Learning course previously.

Course Duration: 4 weeks
Course Level: Level 1
Course Fees: Free

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it. In this case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.

Courses are fully funded for people who have lived in England for the past three years and are classed as “home fee paying students”, are aged 19 yrs or over and are not currently accessing any other government funding. You must also be able to confirm the following:

· You are in receipt of one of the following benefits

Job Seekers Allowance

Employment Support Allowance

Universal Credit

Income Support, Housing Benefit, Pension Guarantee Credit

Council Tax Benefit (not single occupancy reduction)

Employment Support Allowance (not WRAG)

Working Tax Credit (only for non-working partner)

· You are not in paid employment OR you work less than 16hrs per week AND earn less than £330 a month

· You are taking the course to gain skills to enter employment

· You are actively seeking employment and preparing for employment.

The course gives information to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health difficulties, the misconceptions regarding mental health problems and the rights those with mental health issues have.

There is one unit in this course:

Unit 1 – Develop an awareness of mental health

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please read the attached instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line.

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

Learners are required to give written responses to questions provided with the learning materials. We recommend that learners complete and submit their written assessments electronically.

You will be required to submit 1 assessment, taking 4 weeks to complete.

Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness Awarding body

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