This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.
There are no specific entry requirements.
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, learners are required to complete 13 mandatory units successfully. You will study topics such as:
The objective of this qualification is to develop the learners' understanding of a range of mental health problems. This could be used to support their role in the workplace, or wherever they may work or interact with individuals with mental health problems.
You will produce a portfolio of evidence.
You can progress to other vocationally related short courses.
This course is valuable for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the healthcare sector.
Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."
I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.
For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.
These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.