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.
As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest. Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council.
While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three. Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship,
Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction. In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.
Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.
Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.