New Certificate Awarded

After an almost two year wait, finally been awarded with the NCFE CACHS Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, although I completed and received my certificate for the Level 3 course in September 2020.

Read about the course below.

What Does This Qualification Cover?

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

Who Is It Suitable For?

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

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 Awareness of Mental Health Problems, learners are required to successfully complete 13 mandatory units.

How Is It Assessed?

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are not awarded.

The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems is internally assessed.

What Related Qualifications Can You Progress To?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.
  • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia.
  • 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.

Certificate: Level 3 in Understanding Mental Health

This qualification will:

  • Focus on the study of mental health and mental well-being to support different occupational areas; and
  • Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand:

  • Mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved;
  • How to support mental well-being through various stages of life;
  • Mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health; and
  • The skills required to work in a mental health service.

I actually completed the course in November 2019 but coronavirus delayed external moderation!

You read more about the qualification here.