Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace (L2)

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems.

12 Weeks
Part TIme

Course Info

These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be applied in the workplace. This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, create a culture of care and the promote positive mental health. Workers within a wide range of public service roles will interact with those with mental health issues and support needs in their day-to-day work across a number of sectors. This qualification may be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sector(s)/area(s): customer service; housing; voluntary sector; sport and recreation; hospitality & travel and tourism as well as those wishing to progress to higher levels of qualification in Health & Social Care.This is a knowledge-only qualification. Work/industry placement experience is not required but might be offered as part of a wider study programme. This qualification is internally assessed and learners must demonstrate their achievement of 3 mandatory units. This qualification will run over 12 weeks and can be completed alone as well as part of a wider programme.


Combination of sessions including workshops/small & whole group teaching/tutorials.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

No specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification. Interview process to evaluate applicants and further discuss the course content to ensure applicant is on the appropriate pathway.

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