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Award in Understanding Mental Health in The Workplace Award: Level 2

Qualification Objective

The objective of the qualification is to benefit the Learner by educating them about common mental health illnesses such as:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicide

The course will teach learners how to listen to others and provide advice on where to signpost to expert support to assist them in difficult times. This will assist in reducing the stigma associated with mental health problems in the workplace. What’s more, this qualification will prepare learners for further training continuing professional development in mental health.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for those over the age of 16 and over who have an interest in mental health and would like to raise their awareness and be able to listen and signpost work colleagues to a professional body that can provide support. Suitable for employees in any industry or sector, it is available for managers and team members alike.

With an increase in poor mental health, it is important that individuals understand their own mental health and how common mental health concerns can be identified in themselves and others. Learners will develop knowledge of a range of mental health conditions, potential impacts on an individual in the workplace, and where to refer them for help and support. The qualified candidate will be capable of holding a mental health conversation and providing support.

Course Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should ideally be aged 18 years and over to take this qualification. Where learners are under 18, teaching and content should be adapted accordingly.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that learners have sufficient command of the English language to understand the assessment and to undertake the recommended assessment methods. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 and above.

Delivery Requirements

This qualification is delivered in a face-to-face setting over a 1-day period. Learners should complete the qualification within 4 weeks.

Assessment Requirements

Learners are assessed for this qualification through ONE of the following two examinations:

  • Written Exam – Each learner will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a written examination paper consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The exam paper will be taken under examination conditions, i.e. learners will sit a minimum of 1.25 metres apart, will not confer during the examination and no electronic devices (such as mobile phones) or books, including dictionaries, will be permitted.

o Language of Assessment – English
o Duration – 40 Minutes
o Pass Mark – 70% (18/25)
o Grading – Pass/Fail

OR

  • Workbook – The workbook will be completed independently by the learner at the end of the course. Learners may complete the workbook online or in hard copy. All assessment criteria in the qualification are covered; the workbook consists of written, matching and gap-filling questions. It should be completed by the learner and returned to the Assessor in line with agreed timescales.

Assessors will mark and provide feedback on the completed workbook, including identifying areas where further work is required by the learner. Learners may resubmit their revised workbook once for remarking.

o Language of Assessment – English
o Duration – As Required
o Pass Mark – 100%
o Grading – Pass/Fail

Mental Health in The Workplace Award: Level 3

This qualification award is for learners who wish to:

• Raise Their Awareness of the Signs and Symptoms Associated with Mental Health Problems

• Gain the Knowledge to Direct Anyone with Potential Mental Health Problems to a Reliable Source of Support

Qualification Objective

This qualification is aimed at employees in any industry or sector and is suitable for managers and team members alike. With an increase in poor mental health, it is important that individuals understand their own mental health and how common mental health concerns can be identified in themselves and others.

Learners will develop knowledge of a range of mental health conditions, potential impacts on an individual in the workplace and where to refer them for help and support. Qualified candidates will learn how to hold a mental health conversation and provide support.

As well as supporting learners’ personal growth and engagement in learning, this qualification is ideal for anyone who works in an environment where they may be required to recognise, support, and refer those with mental health conditions to medical or other specialist help.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for those over the age of 16 and over who have an interest in mental health and would like to raise their awareness and be able to listen and signpost work colleagues to a professional body that can provide support.

Available to employees in any industry or sector and is suitable for managers and team members alike. With an increase in poor mental health, it is important that individuals understand their own mental health and how common mental health concerns can be identified in themselves and others.

Course Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should ideally be aged 18 years and over to take this qualification. Where learners are under 18, teaching and content should be adapted accordingly.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that learners have sufficient command of the English language to understand the assessment and to undertake the recommended assessment methods. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 and above.

Course Delivery

This qualification is typically delivered in a face-to-face format over a 2-day period. Learners should complete the qualification within 6 weeks.

Assessment Requirements

Learners are assessed for this qualification through ONE of the following two examinations:

  • Written Exam – Each learner will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a written examination paper consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The exam paper will be taken under examination conditions, i.e. learners will sit a minimum of 1.25 metres apart, will not confer during the examination and no electronic devices (such as mobile phones) or books, including dictionaries, will be permitted.

o Language of Assessment – English
o Duration – 40 Minutes
o Pass Mark – 70% (28/40)
o Grading – Pass/Fail

OR

  • Workbook – The workbook will be completed independently by the learner at the end of the course. Learners may complete the workbook online or in hard copy. All assessment criteria in the qualification are covered; the workbook consists of written, matching and gap-filling questions. It should be completed by the learner and returned to the Assessor in line with agreed timescales.

Assessors will mark and provide feedback on the completed workbook, including identifying areas where further work is required by the learner. Learners may resubmit their revised workbook once for remarking.

o Language of Assessment – English
o Duration – As Required
o Pass Mark – 100%

  • Practical Observation – Learners are assessed through observation of a mental health conversation.

o Language of Assessment – English
o Duration – As Required
o Pass Mark – 100%

Awareness of Young People’s Mental Health Level: 2

This qualification award is for people who wish to:

• Raise Their Awareness of the Signs and Symptoms Associated with Mental Health Problems

• Gain the Knowledge to Direct Anyone with Potential Mental Health Problems to a Reliable Source of Support

Intended Audience

This qualification provides an awareness of how and why young people are at risk of poor mental health. It is ideal for young people as well as adults that support young people, including teachers, support staff, youth workers, and parents.

Learners undertaking this qualification will have an awareness of the typical events and situations that can affect a young person’s mental health and how they can support them. This course also includes a focus on personal growth and engagement in learning.

Course Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be aged 14 years and over to take this qualification.

Additionally, learners must have sufficient command of the English language to understand and undertake the recommended assessment methods for this qualification.

Course Delivery

This qualification is delivered in a face-to-face setting over a 1-day period. Learners should complete the qualification within 6 weeks.

Assessment Requirements

Learners are assessed for this qualification through ONE of the following two examinations:

  • Written Exam – Each learner will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a written examination paper consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The exam paper will be taken under examination conditions, i.e. learners will sit a minimum of 1.25 metres apart, will not confer during the examination and no electronic devices (such as mobile phones) or books, including dictionaries, will be permitted.

o Language of Assessment – English
o Duration – 40 Minutes
o Pass Mark – 70% (18/25)
o Grading – Pass/Fail

OR

  • Workbook – The workbook will be completed independently by the learner at the end of the course. Learners may complete the workbook online or in hard copy. All assessment criteria in the qualification are covered; the workbook consists of written, matching and gap-filling questions. It should be completed by the learner and returned to the Assessor in line with agreed timescales.

Assessors will mark and provide feedback on the completed workbook, including identifying areas where further work is required by the learner. Learners may resubmit their revised workbook once for remarking.

o Language of Assessment – English
o Duration – As Required
o Pass Mark – 100%

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