Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is avalible until the end of February, but must be completed by 30 June. This course is due to restart on the 1 August 2020. 

This qualification is aimed at learners looking to raise their awareness of mental health and the wide range of mental health conditions.

The objective of this qualification is to develop the learners understanding of a range of mental health problems, which could be used to support their role in the workplace or where they may work or interact with individuals with mental health problems.


Tuition £0
Fee Remission Yes

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

This qualification consists of 13 mandatory units:

  • Understanding mental health (4 credits)
  • Understanding stress (1 credit)
  • Understanding anxiety (1 credit)
  • Understanding phobias (1 credit)
  • Understanding depression (1 credit)
  • Understanding postnatal depression (1 credit)
  • Understanding bipolar disorder (1 credit)
  • Understanding schizophrenia (1 credit)
  • Understanding dementia (1 credit)
  • Understanding eating disorders (1 credit)
  • Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD (1 credit)
  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – OCD (1 credit)
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD (1 credit)


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What Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • NCFE Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health & Social Care

Possible employers

The qualification can support progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:

  • Care Assistant Or Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Adult Social Care Relief Team Worker
  • Night Care Assistant
  • Support Worker (Supported Living)
  • Key Workers In Residential/Domiciliary/Day-Care Settings
  • Home Care Support Worker
  • Re-Enablement Worker
  • Healthcare Support Service Worker
  • Clinical Healthcare Support Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Mental Health Support/Outreach Worker
  • Substance Misuse Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Health Education/Promotion Worker


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification. However, learners might find it useful if they have already completed a Level 1 qualification.

Due to government funding these courses are available free of charge; subject to the learners meeting the set eligibility. You must have lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years and be over 19 years old. There may be a fee should you withdraw from the course.


If you would like to enrol on the course or have any questions,
please contact our
Business Services Team at business@farn-ct.ac.uk
or by phone on 01252 407299



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Start Dates

Stage 9038/201PFA
Mode Online Free
Year Year 1
Duration 26 Weeks
Start 01/08/2020
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