FREE - *DISTANCE LEARNING* Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
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FREE - *DISTANCE LEARNING* Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

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Found 21st Jan 2014
Free distance college course...Have not looked through whole site but was told there are other free courses on there.

Make sure you read terms and conditions. It was mentioned to me that if you do not complete the course you have to pay a fee.

This course is currently free. However, if you fail to complete we will invoice you for material costs (£68).
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I'm a qualified mental health practitioner and just wanted to say thank you for posting a mental health related deal. It's becoming less and less of a taboo subject, and statistics are starting to show that the '1 in 4' is a little outdated. It's looking more like 1 in 3 people who suffer from some form of mental illness or psychiatric disorder in their lifetime.

This course is very worthwhile and will give you a wide variety of skills, not just knowledge about mental health conditions but understanding, patience, communication, listening, problem solving and many more 'people skills' which you can apply to your every day life and not just in a health setting or with people who suffer from mental health difficulties.

If any of you would like any advice on this course or any similar courses please give me a shout. I must make it clear that I am NOT a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or counsellor and I would never pretend to be. I have various qualifications in mental health related topics and am soon to go back to uni to start psychiatric nursing.
Edited by: "squiff" 22nd Jan 2014
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Thanks very much! I've registered an interest via email

Not completing the course deservedly should have a fee. Completing the course and failing is another story, but shouldn't result in a fee.

me too - I have just registered to be a Dementia Friends Champion as well... so all in all getting myself clued up.

Thank you!

I didn't think to copy the links as I was looking but these courses are free, but does anyone know what these are equal to? I mean is it aimed more at people working in these professions already or could it be used towards the entry requirements for a degree?
Thank you though OP some of these look really interesting!

Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Level 2 Lev 2 Award Working in Mental Health

Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service

Level 2 Principles of Business & Administration

Level 2 Lev 2 Cert Team Leading Knowledge

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines

Level 2 Certificate in Preparation to Work in Adult Social Care


Edited by: "swe" 21st Jan 2014

Who is awarding these?

NCFE I did 2 courses and it's good

Been asking to do courses like this at work for the last 5years. Couldn't afford to fund them independently Thanks

hot from me


swe

I didn't think to copy the links as I was looking but these courses are … I didn't think to copy the links as I was looking but these courses are free, but does anyone know what these are equal to? I mean is it aimed more at people working in these professions already or could it be used towards the entry requirements for a degree?Thank you though OP some of these look really interesting!Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awarenessim sure level 2 is equivalent to gcseLevel 2 Lev 2 Award Working in Mental HealthLevel 2 Certificate in Equality and DiversityLevel 2 Certificate in Customer ServiceLevel 2 Principles of Business & AdministrationLevel 2 Lev 2 Cert Team Leading KnowledgeLevel 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia CareLevel 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of MedicinesLevel 2 Certificate in Preparation to Work in Adult Social Care

im sure level 2 is equivalent to gcse

I don't think they'd count towards getting onto a degree but they're something for the CV. All degrees i searched for before choosing mine wanted A level only.

My company does training in these fields like diversity, mental health, safeguarding children etc about 40 different courses aimed at GPs, dentists, health workers, nurses, cleaners, student nurses etc all cpd accredited for a lot less than £68 for all 40!

is it only available in "grimsby"???

DONT LIVE IN GRIMSBY

I'm a qualified mental health practitioner and just wanted to say thank you for posting a mental health related deal. It's becoming less and less of a taboo subject, and statistics are starting to show that the '1 in 4' is a little outdated. It's looking more like 1 in 3 people who suffer from some form of mental illness or psychiatric disorder in their lifetime.

This course is very worthwhile and will give you a wide variety of skills, not just knowledge about mental health conditions but understanding, patience, communication, listening, problem solving and many more 'people skills' which you can apply to your every day life and not just in a health setting or with people who suffer from mental health difficulties.

If any of you would like any advice on this course or any similar courses please give me a shout. I must make it clear that I am NOT a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or counsellor and I would never pretend to be. I have various qualifications in mental health related topics and am soon to go back to uni to start psychiatric nursing.
Edited by: "squiff" 22nd Jan 2014

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leopardprintquee

DONT LIVE IN GRIMSBY


Its a distance learning course I was told so you dont have to live there x

Original Poster

leopardprintquee

is it only available in "grimsby"???


No, I was informed its a distance learning course. My friend is doing it and she lives round the corner from me (northamptonshire) x

These are fantastic courses to complete whilst working. You can just get on with it in your own home and the tutors are really friendly. Who can complain about free courses with a certificate at the end?

Thanks

Can this course be started at anytime or at a certain date? looks a great course thanks

you have to attend an interview and it also states courses start Aug/Sep STONE COLD!

adamsxi

you have to attend an interview and it also states courses start Aug/Sep … you have to attend an interview and it also states courses start Aug/Sep STONE COLD!



I don't understand, if you couldn't be bothered to attend even an interview then it's unlikely you'd put the effort in to complete the course!

Anyway, had you read the page properly you would have noticed that for “full time courses” you will be given an interview and enrol in August or September. This is not a full time course. It is a Part-time, distance learning course as it says on the linked page (and even in the title of the deal!)

But I assume that you have already voted cold so I am wasting my time.

Excellent seeing a genuine free course that gives people a real qualification. Fantastic Freebie, though I am happy to see that they charge you if you are not committed, it makes sure that only those that want to do it, do it.

leopardprintquee

is it only available in "grimsby"???


Course planned to run on day/s:
Distance Learning

swe

but does anyone know what these are equal to? I mean is it aimed more at … but does anyone know what these are equal to? I mean is it aimed more at people working in these professions already or could it be used towards the entry requirements for a degree?Thank


it doesn't mention this but I guess as,mentioned above it might be equivalent to GCSE but best to ask them....

funkykid

Can this course be started at anytime or at a certain date? looks a great … Can this course be started at anytime or at a certain date? looks a great course thanks


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As it's a distance learning course you can live anywhere and you don't need to attend any interview as long as you follow their guidelines.

can some pls tell me where exactly I can find the long distance courses? I've had a look on the website but cant see it anywhere? thanks

To save anyone the trouble..if youre not British, you need to have been here for 3 years at least.

I think this is a cracking deal! HOT!!!!

thanks

lyesbkz

I don't understand, if you couldn't be bothered to attend even an … I don't understand, if you couldn't be bothered to attend even an interview then it's unlikely you'd put the effort in to complete the course!Anyway, had you read the page properly you would have noticed that for “full time courses” you will be given an interview and enrol in August or September. This is not a full time course. It is a Part-time, distance learning course as it says on the linked page (and even in the title of the deal!)But I assume that you have already voted cold so I am wasting my time.



Voted cold!

Thanks op will be handy for me

Also have a look at Vision2Learn - they do the same thing, but with a choice of about 6 courses. I've done a few of them and written posts on here before with info.
vision2learn.co.uk

squiff

I'm a qualified mental health practitioner and just wanted to say thank … I'm a qualified mental health practitioner and just wanted to say thank you for posting a mental health related deal. It's becoming less and less of a taboo subject, and statistics are starting to show that the '1 in 4' is a little outdated. It's looking more like 1 in 3 people who suffer from some form of mental illness or psychiatric disorder in their lifetime. This course is very worthwhile and will give you a wide variety of skills, not just knowledge about mental health conditions but understanding, patience, communication, listening, problem solving and many more 'people skills' which you can apply to your every day life and not just in a health setting or with people who suffer from mental health difficulties.If any of you would like any advice on this course or any similar courses please give me a shout. I must make it clear that I am NOT a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or counsellor and I would never pretend to be. I have various qualifications in mental health related topics and am soon to go back to uni to start psychiatric nursing.



Yyyyyeah just as long as not ALL your "qualifications" are from distance learning. That's where "Dr." Gillian McKeith came unstuck, isn't it. (_;) I suppose they're fine to supplement actual training where the trainer can see you know what you're talking about and not just sitting somewhere Googling all the answers but there are way too many 'practitioners' with Mickey Mouse qualifications.

Looks good - can you start straight away and blast through the workbook? Or do I have to wait and be drip fed bits every week?

donttouchthehair

Looks good - can you start straight away and blast through the workbook? … Looks good - can you start straight away and blast through the workbook? Or do I have to wait and be drip fed bits every week?



With the Vision2Learn ones you can just crack on with them straight away, however you need to wait for them to enrol you which can take a while. I'd guess that since this looks like the same scheme it will be the same. Anyone actually been in touch with the college to ask about applying? Might give them a ring tomorrow.

I hear a lot about mental health in the news and workplace banter/propaganda. Am I parranoid or are they really trying to tell me something?

zaphodbb

I hear a lot about mental health in the news and workplace … I hear a lot about mental health in the news and workplace banter/propaganda. Am I parranoid or are they really trying to tell me something?



Have you been speaking about me to other members?

Thank you for the info

Check out Vision2Learn for free distance learning courses. I did a free IT course through them and it was really good. vision2learn.com/def…spx

Its a pity theres no funding for Scotland for vision2learn looks good
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