Unit 01 Understanding mental health
In this unit learners will understand what is actually meant by the term mental health and some of the risk factors that make people more prone to mental ill-health. The unit also covers legislation as it relates to people with mental health issues
Unit 02 Understanding stress
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the meaning and causes of stress and the physical and emotional impact of stress on individuals and their daily life. The unit also explores strategies for reducing and managing stress.
Unit 03 Understanding anxiety
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of anxiety and anxiety disorders and ways in which anxiety can be managed.
Unit 04 Understanding phobias
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of what the term phobia means, the different types of phobias and some of their causes as well as the impact of phobias on people’s lives. . Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which phobias can be managed and treated.
Unit 05 Understanding depression
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of depression, its causes and signs and symptoms. Learners will also gain an understanding of how depression may impacts on a person’s daily life, their families and friends.
Unit 06 Understanding postnatal depression
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of postnatal depression and its causes, looking at how it can affect the individual and others. Learners will also develop and understanding of “postpartum psychosis” and the treatments that a new mother would require.
Unit 07 Understanding bipolar disorder
In this unit learners will examine how bipolar disorder can affect an individual and ways of managing and treating the disorder.
Unit 08 Understanding schizophrenia
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of schizophrenia and how the condition can affect a person’s life. It also looks at media representation of the condition. Learners will develop an understanding of ways in which schizophrenia can be managed.
Unit 09 Understanding dementia
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of dementia and its symptoms. Learners will also gain an understanding of the ways in which dementia can be managed.
Unit 10 Understanding eating disorders
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of three different types of eating disorder, the possible causes of eating disorders and how they can affect the individual and others
Unit 11 Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD
This unit aims to raise awareness of ADHD, the causes of the condition and the impact it can have on the daily lives of individuals experiencing ADHD . Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which ADHD can be managed.
Unit 12 Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the symptoms and causes of OCD, how it can affect the individual. Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which OCD can be managed.
Unit 13 Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
In this unit learners will gain an understanding of PTSD, its possible causes and the symptoms. It will also explore the impact of PTSD on an individual’s life and some of the ways that PTSD can be managed.
For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.ncfe.or.uk
and search using the following code 601/3438/0 or follow this link
Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.
If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the attached instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line.
This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.Instructions are available here
and Link to www.learnmyway.com.
The NCFE website recommends that the qualification can support progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:
- care assistant or worker
- personal care assistant
- adult social care relief team worker
- night care assistant
- support worker (supported living)
- key workers in residential/domiciliary/day care settings
- home care support worker
- re-enablement worker
- healthcare support service worker
- clinical healthcare support worker
- healthcare assistant
- mental health support/outreach worker
- substance misuse worker
- health education/promotion worker.
Learners are required to give written responses to questions provided with the learning materials. We recommend that learners complete and submit their written assessments electronically.
You will be required to submit 4 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.
The course is also available as an online programme.