Please note that fee waivers or funding may apply.
NCFE Certificate, Level 2 (Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5)
Flexible start dates throughout the year
Flexible start date
One in four British adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year?
The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are so many other issues which have a huge impact on a person’s life and the people around them.
This qualification offers a comprehensive understanding of some common mental health problems, which is of vital importance for anyone who works around people suffering with these conditions.
The qualification is suitable for anyone who wishes 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 course is also suitable for those who already work in this area, anyone who wants to secure a job linked to mental health and anyone who wants to gain more knowledge for personal reasons. This course is split into manageable units, each which require to be successfully completed to achieve the qualification.
Everything you need to know before applying for this course.
Please note that fee waivers or funding may apply.
Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.
This course will require you to manage your workload independently, with a basic level of tutor support.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
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“NEScol is an enriching learning environment where staff go above and beyond to ensure you experience great learning and understanding and also support YOU as an individual, encouraging you work to your full potential and achieve great things.”
“NESCol was a stepping–stone for me. It was calm, the course was paced evenly and the support I got was phenomenal. There was always help available. It prepared us for progressing into 2nd year in RGU.”
“The lecturers are really helpful and understanding, and all of the people in my class get on really well.”
“NESCol is the place that restored my faith in the education system and I was very fortunate to form great relationships, making friends for life and learning from lecturers that could see my passion and believed in me!”
“I enjoyed being a student at NESCol because, for the first time in my life, I had people that believed in me and I am now one step closer to my dream career that I never thought would happen.”
Please Note: Distance learning courses have flexible start dates and applications will be considered at all points of the year.
For non-Scottish residents – the College will confirm fees payable for your chosen course on booking and these may differ from the advertised fee
Please note that this service will only accept credit or debit card payment for the full course fee.
If you are eligible for Remission of Fees then you must complete this booking form and supply the relevant fee waiver documents to one of our Campuses or Centres. Some courses are not eligible for fee waiver applications. For further information please contact our Student Advice Centre.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
For non-Scottish residents – the College will confirm fees payable for your chosen course on booking and these may differ from the advertised fee.
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: 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.
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