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 are delivered at Broomfield Hall over three consecutive Saturdays. These are scheduled to be delivered on:
ED Saturday: 2/10/21 - 16/10/21
EE Saturday: 19/03/22 - 2/04/22
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 benefit from having access to 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.
Apprentice personal trainer Florence Phillips said missing out on the exam results she hoped for was a "blessing" ...because it gave her a chance to go to Derby College and launch her career.
Nineteen-year-old Flo said instead of going to sixth form college, which had been her plan, she opted to go into fitness because she was keen on gym at school.
Having passed sports coaching and development with flying colours as a student at Broomfield Hall, she then landed an apprenticeship at B Physical in Ashbourne.
Flo has now taken a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course and she will complete Level 3 Personal Training this summer. She enjoys her job and said she made the right decision in coming to Derby College.
I didn't get the GCSEs I needed to go to sixth form, which is a blessing because it meant I went to college.
I find the exams the hardest but the college gives me all the support I need. At college somebody took me to one side and told me this job could be good for me, so I applied and got it.
College has been really important to me. I'd love to be a personal trainer and stay here. I love taking classes. I take about nine a week, which is really good.