The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, how to help reduce stigma and discrimination, and how to encourage people to talk about mental health.
Furthermore, the qualification should provide learners with the ability to apply their knowledge of mental health in recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in themselves and others and to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill health.
Courses run ONLINE over ten weeks and are scheduled to be delivered on:
EA Tuesday: 14/09/21 - 23/11/21
EB Wednesday: 5/1/22 - 16/03/22
EC Thursday: 12/04/22 - 7/07/22
Course fees are: £177.50.
There needs to be a minimum of five candidates enrolled for each course to start.
There are no specific entry requirements but candidates should have the literacy skills to read at a Level 2 standard.
There are two mandatory units:
Both mandatory units are assessed online.
Unit 1: Mental Health Awareness is an online exam with 35 knowledge-based questions. The pass mark is 80%.
Unit 2: Mental Health First Aid is a scenario-based assessment with a pass mark of 80%.
There are no additional costs but you will need a stable wifi connection and your own laptop.
There are a number of other qualifications delivered at DCG that may be of interest:
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Training for a sport-related career was a natural step for DCG personal training student Christian Flanagan.
Christian, who is 19 and from Allestree, comes from a sports-loving family and has been actively involved in sport from a young age.
He is currently completing level 3 in sports massage at Broomfield Hall, having previously gained a level 2 certificate in gym instruction and level 3 diploma in personal training.
Christian has been going to the gym since he was 12, has played basketball for his county, and at 15 became the fastest 100m runner in his age group in Derbyshire, recording a time of just 10.9 seconds. Until he started college, he ran for Derby Athletic Club at Moorways.
Having a dad who used to play cricket semi-professionally has also been a big influence on his career choices.
Christian added: “I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training.”
Christian had been working at a Derby gym for a year until the pandemic struck but hopes to get another job as a gym instructor when he leaves college next year.
Ultimately, he would like to work for himself as a personal trainer, with sports massage among the services he’ll be able to offer his own clients.
I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training