Did you know that in In 2013, there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK?
In 2014, 19.7% of people in the UK aged 16 and over showed symptoms of anxiety or depression
To support Mental Health Awareness during the month of May West College Scotland is offering The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems course free of charge for staff and students.
If you’d like to increase your knowledge of mental health problems, the factors that cause mental ill-health and the ways that mental health problems can be managed then why not sign up for this online course?
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to increase their knowledge of mental health problems, the factors that cause mental ill-health and the ways that mental health problems can be managed.
The topics covered in the course include:
- Understanding Mental Health
- Understanding Stress
- Understanding Anxiety
- Understanding depression
- Understanding Post-Natal Depression
- Understanding Eating Disorders
- Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems is being offered through the WCS Distance Learning team and is free of charge for staff members. The course requires learners to work through an electronic workbook covering all the above topics. It is a marked course which requires short essay style answers to allow your assigned marker to be able to identify that you have understood the skills and knowledge to meet the awarding body standards. The awarding body for this course is NCFE.
From the start date you have 16-20 weeks to complete the course. You could complete it in 10 weeks or use the full 20 weeks, it’s up to you how quickly you complete the course. If at any point you are struggling with deadlines you should contact the Distance Learning team by Tel: 0141 581 2319.
On successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate. Enrolment for the course should be completed by 31st May.