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Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Course Code: CMHWP

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: Distance Learning
When you'll study: Distance Learning - Flexible

About the course

This qualification is suitable for those who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification will give you the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to students or colleagues in the workplace.

What you'll learn

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace, you are required to successfully complete three mandatory units:

  • unit 01 – exploring mental health 
  • unit 02 – understand how to support individuals with mental ill health
  • unit 03 – understand a mentally healthy environment.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured. You must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification.

What's next?

You may progress onto a range of other health and social care distance learning courses at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.