Working with People with Mental Health Needs
Level 2 Certificate

Qualification Overview

Mental health presents one of the greatest challenges to our modern society.
With an estimated 450 million people worldwide having a mental health condition, around a quarter of British adults will experience some form of mental health issue each year. While many elements of mental health are still not understood, having a good knowledge of the information currently available is essential in the care sector.

Qualification Information

  • Engage with the programme for 18 weeks
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Gain skills and understanding to improve the experiences of service users
  • Create better preventative care by identifying mental health and mental health issues
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn without the need to attend college

You Will Study:

  • Understanding the role of the mental health worker
  • Mental health and mental health issues
  • Understanding duty of care in adult health and social care
  • Approaches to care and management in mental health
  • Understanding change and support in relation to mental health

Course Fees:

£400.00 Full Cost – Government funding may be available

Course Details

Type – eLearning
Online learning with 1:1 tutor support

Entry Requirements

This qualification is open to all and no previous experience or qualifications are required, therefore there are no specific pre-requisite qualifications.

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NFCE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including Ofqual, the Welsh government, and the CCEA in Northern Ireland.

Progression Routes for Graduates

The qualification is designed to offer you entry to employment and progression within your employment; however you can also progress onto the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 – Counselling skills
  • Level 2 – Children and young peoples mental health
  • Level 2 – Awareness of mental health conditions