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Mental Health Awareness (distance learning) - TQUK Level 1 Award

Course Code:AA1087C

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The is an introductory level of knowledge and understanding in relation to mental health issues leading to a Level 1 award qualification.

What the course is about

This is a distance learning qualification course where you will use an on-line learning package and complete assessment activity electronically. You will be supported by a tutor who will provide feedback (electronically) on your progress and will suggest other learning activities to help you develop the knowledge and understanding you require to successfully complete the qualification.


The on-line learning material provided has been developed to provide the information you need to develop your knowledge and understanding to meet a specific range of learning outcomes. These outcomes are also mapped to National Occupational Standards so you can be sure that what you are learning is relevant to the workplace.


You will plan a programme of study around your other life commitments. Distance learning material can be studied at any time and in any location where you can access a PC, laptop or tablet and broadband. You should aim to complete your course in 3 months although it may be possible to achieve this earlier if you have more time to spend on study.


Common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress affect one in four people in the UK every year. These mental health issues are more common than you think and it is important that people are aware of different mental health conditions, so that they can be recognised and responded to appropriately. By studying this course, you will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health and develop skills which will enable you to progress in to a career in the health and social care sector.


You will look at what mental health means, the effects mental health can have on individuals and on society, the current responses to mental health and the relationship between cultural diversity and mental health issues.


Qualification content :


This course contains one unit which is split into manageable sections:

  • Section 1: What is meant by mental health
  • Section 2: The social and personal effects of mental ill health
  • Section 3: The responses to mental health issues
  • Section 4: Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues.

You will be set target dates for submission of work to be assessed against the qualification criteria. You must meet these deadlines in order to continue on the course.


Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and Maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills from the work you produce and providing additional learning activities related to your subject that are designed to develop your skills in these areas.


If you have declared at enrolment that you are unemployed, you may be invited to meet with an Information, Advice and Guidance Officer or employability member of staff, to identify other learning opportunities that will support you to secure employment or improve your employment prospects. We highly recommend that you engage fully in any other learning opportunities that we help you identify.


This is a vocational course leading to a qualification and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding.


You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines. Please note: if you do not successfully complete the course within the required timescale you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee.

Pre-course information session or interview

A There is a minimum entry age of 19+ for this qualification.


An Application process is applicable to this course. Please read the application page on the website before applying. Once you have read the application page you may go ahead and apply https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/distance-learning.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

This is a Level 1 assessed course. The materials have been developed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge you require to complete the qualification. The learning materials are mapped to learning outcomes required by awarding organisations to satisfy the requirements of the qualification.


At the beginning of your course you will be assigned a tutor who will be able to mark your work on-line and give you feedback and suggestions as you progress. Once completed your work will be marked and internally verified. An external verifier from the awarding body will review your work before you receive your certificate. The visits from external verifiers only take place twice a year so there may be a delay in certification being awarded after you have completed your course. As soon as your certificate is received by Skills&Learning it will be forwarded to you.


Awarding body: TQUK

Assignments/Course work: Assessed questions for each learning outcome

Examination(s): No set examination


Please note that this qualification must be completed within the deadline set.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

We have designed this course to support you with working in the care sector. Successful completion of this course will provide skills and knowledge required for job roles working in care and support.


It is not necessary to have formally studied Mental Health awareness prior to enrolling on this course.


You will need good IT skills and access to a computer, laptop or tablet with regular and reliable internet connection. This can be at home, work or a library.


You can check the suitability of this course for a preferred career path or route to employment by looking at various job profiles on the National Careers Service website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk.


There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved and the associated home study and assessed work required. You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with this: www.skillsandlearningace.com/toolbox/.


English language skills at a minimum of Entry 3 are required. You will be asked to complete an online assessment in English after submitting a course application.

Materials and costs

Resources required to achieve your qualification


Essential: Access to a PC, laptop, notebook or tablet with broadband/Wi-Fi.


Desirable: Headphones.


There may be further materials you could obtain to further support your study. You will be guided by your tutor prior to any purchase.


Course Costs


For information regarding any funding for this course please please refer to the Finance page on our website www.skillsandlearningace.com/learning-with-us/finance.


Please be aware that once you have submitted the Learning Agreement, you are committed to this programme of study. If you do not start the learning package when advised, or submit work when requested, the cost of the registration fee (£100) will be passed on to you.

Next Step

You may like to consider other Health & Social Care qualifications such as:

  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2 Certificate
  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 2 Certificate
  • Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities - Level 2 Certificate

Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. Learners may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.


There are also a range of other knowledge based clinical health and social care qualifications offered through our distance learning programme including;

  • The Principles of Dementia Care
  • Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Principles of End of Life Care
  • Mental Health Awareness

Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.


There are a range of courses available to help the development of skills for work.


There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year. Please visit our website www.skillsandlearningace.com for more details.


Up to date English and maths Functional Skills and Essential Digital Skills qualifications can help you progress at work or into further or higher education.


Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Sector Based Work Academy Programmes and Apprenticeship training.


Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible next step options with you. You may like to talk with a Careers Adviser about other courses. General careers advice and guidance can be provided by the National Careers Service https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk.


For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/terms-and-conditions or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/.

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/.

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies.

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course please contact:01202 123444 or e-mail [email protected]. All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start DateAny

LocationOnline

DayAny

TimeAny

Duration2-6 months

SubjectDistance Learning

 

Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £75. Concessions FREE.

 

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