Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 Certificate - FREE in Sheffield

Free for learners unemployed in Sheffield

Essential Site Skills Ltd


Study method
Online, self-paced
4 Weeks
Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (RQF)
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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

This qualification is fully funded for anyone that is currently unemployed.

Learners must be based within the South Yorkshire area to be eligible.

Successful completion of this qualification leads to an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems. This is a Government funded nationally-accredited qualification – which means that if you are eligible the qualification is completely free.

Benefits of studying with Essential Site Skills.

  • Wide range of funding for eligible learners
  • Gain a vocational qualification valued by UK employers.
  • Highly experienced and qualified training staff
  • Dedicated tutor and account manager for point of contact
  • Free additional online and telephone customer support.

All courses are subject to availability, so apply today to secure your place.


Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (RQF)


The objective of this qualification is to develop the learner’s 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.

Course Units

  1. Understanding mental health
  2. Understanding stress
  3. Understanding anxiety
  4. Understanding phobias
  5. Understanding depression
  6. Understanding postnatal depression
  7. Understanding bipolar disorder
  8. Understanding schizophrenia
  9. Understanding dementia
  10. Understanding eating disorders
  11. Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD
  12. Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – OCD
  13. Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

Who is this course for?

The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems is for learners who want to develop knowledge and understanding of mental health, and problems that can cause mental ill-health.


To be eligible for a free qualification you must be:

  • Unemployed
  • Based in South Yorkshire
  • 19 or over at the start of the current academic year 31st August
  • Resident of England only and does not cover Northern Ireland or Wales
  • UK or EU resident of three years or longer or outside of the EU be able to provide Visa Evidence

Career path

Learners may have the opportunity to progress in their careers to a more senior role and move on to a level 3 qualification.

Workers within a wide range of roles and industries will interact with those with mental health issues and support needs in their day to day work.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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