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Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid for Leaders (Free* if aged 19 or over)

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions, the principles of mental health first aid and how it can be implemented in the workplace.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 16
Hours: 4.50
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £811
Distance Learning

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-certificate-in-mental-health-first-aid-for-leaders
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Course Information for Students

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions, the principles of mental health first aid and how it can be implemented in the workplace.


This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. It gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Unit 01 Exploring mental health
Unit 02 Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health
Unit 03 Understand a mentally healthy environment

This course is delivered online.

You will need a laptop to be able to access the online content.

You will be assessed via our online learning platform.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector
• Level 2 and 3 Certificates in the Principles of End of Life Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
• Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care

For more information, contact liz.young@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: December 14, 2023 10:01 am