NCFE Award in
Mental Health Awareness Level 1 Equivalent to SCQF Level 4

Enhance your understanding of important mental health issues.

Overview

Why take this course?

This Level 1 qualification (QCF) is roughly equivalent to Level 4 in Scotland (SCQF). It is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years, and aims to raise awareness of mental health, what is regarded as good mental wellbeing and the factors that contribute to poor mental wellbeing. The course consists of one mandatory unit divided into assessments, and is an excellent opportunity for continual professional development within the health sector.

What you will experience

You will study a range of important issues surrounding mental health, dispel some of the myths and misconceptions frequently linked to mental health issues, and develop awareness of the rights of those with mental health issues. You will be required to complete each assessment and send it to your assessor, who is available for guidance throughout the course.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, with a basic level of tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit, but is not essential.

What you need to know

Anything else?

This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises. You will be supported throughout the course by a specialist Distance Learning Tutor.

As you progress they will continue to make regular contact to offer support and guidance, usually by email but sometimes by phone, to ensure you are making good progress and to support your learning throughout. You must be able to study independently through the course materials.

Whilst studying with Business & Community Development, you will have access to the Library+ sites and the Digital Skills Space. You will also have technical and administrative support from Business & Community Development team.

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Availability

Duration Fees Code
24 Hours over 4 Months £115.00
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Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.