Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 16 Weeks Level 1 Part-Time - Day Washington Campus Skills & Qualifications
September 16 Weeks Level 1 Part-Time - Day Washington Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This programme is designed for people who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. You will have the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to colleagues in the workplace or within your personal life

The course is for people with an interest in developing knowledge of their own and others’ wellbeing including children and young people. This programme would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

Health related qualifications are not a requirement to study this programme

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 362.00 *subject to change You will be required to purchase your own stationery.

You will be taught using a range of teaching techniques including classroom delivered sessions, interactive workshops and self-study. Most teaching will take place in the classroom, with some opportunities for you to access online learning.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career.

If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

We have a number of links to industry including relationships with Mind, Parkinson’s Group, NHS, Sunderland Care and Support, Sunderland Home Care Association, Bluebird Care, as well as a number of local charitable organisations to ensure you gain an outstanding learning experience with us and are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to a career in industry.

You will study approximately 3 hours per week in college and you will be expected to take some time outside of college to carry out independent study.

This course could take place Monday – Friday between 9am and 3pm. You will be informed upon enrolment.

This programme of study is designed for people with an interest in developing knowledge of their own and others’ wellbeing including children and young people. This programme would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

You will study a several modules when studying this course including:

- Introduction to stress and stress management.
- Develop an awareness of mental health.
- Personal Safety
- Develop an awareness of substance misuse
- Dementia awareness.
- Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
- Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
- Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
- Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

CACHE NCFE

This qualification introduces you to a broad understanding of Mental Health and Well-being within everyday life and will help you support children, young people and adults.

What’s next?

You could stay with us and progress to a Level 3 in Understanding Mental Health, Level 3 within the Health, Care or Education sector for example Understanding Mental Health, Health and Social Care or Childcare and Education.
You could progress straight into industry and gain a job in within the Mental Health, Care or Education sector.

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