Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Advocacy in the Workplace Certificate L2 – C5371

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Course Overview

The purpose of this distance learning qualification is to enable individuals to acquire the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace. This is a paper-based course but all study is completed remotely.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The course consists of 3 units: exploring mental health, understand how to support individuals with mental ill-health, and understanding a mentally healthy environment. You are provided with textbooks to support your learning and you will receive feedback and support from your tutor. The course takes 3 weeks to complete and consists of one assessment book.

Entry Requirements

To complete this course you must be over 19, have lived in the EU for the past 3 years, and currently live in England.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

The level 2 distance learning courses are fully funded as long as you meet the entry requirements for the course.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

We have a huge choice of distance learning courses available at both levels 2 and 3. At the end of your course, your tutor may suggest a suitable option for you to progress onto or you can contact the distance learning team to advise you on the courses available. We also have a careers team available via phone, email or in-person who can help to plan a career pathway for you.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will then be invited to enrol for your chosen course of study. You can apply at any point throughout the year and start the course when you like.

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