Health & Social Care

NCFE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness - Health route - J230

12 Quays Full Time Level 1 Duration 18 weeks

Or Application Form to be returned to Student Services

This qualification aims to: Raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health difficulties; Dispel some of the myths and misconceptions frequently linked to mental health issues; Develop learners' knowledge of the rights of those with mental health issues and give an introduction to healthcare.

Course Details

This is a study programme that will include maths and English in addition to the outline below.

The Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness is internally assessed assignments on MS Teams covering all the learning outcomes of the qualification. In addition to the mental health qualification there will also be additional units to support with working in healthcare and with children and young people, including:

  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Awareness of equality and inclusion
  • Protection and Safeguarding
  • Introduction to dementia
Entry Guidelines

Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above. Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Students will require access to a laptop, this can be provided by college if needed.

Assessment Method

Internally assessed assignments on MS Teams

Additional Information

Work experience will be one day per week for 8 weeks during the summer term in a health, childcare setting of school, following a successful DBS check.

You will have a tutorial every week with your personal tutor and a one to one review at the start of you course then every 4-6 weeks until your final progression review.

You will have the opportunity to participate in master classes, trips and charity work such as Wirral Food bank and creating mental health and dementia resources.

Are you aged 16-18?

Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?
J187- Health and Social Care—Preparing to Work Level 2 J023 - NCFE Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 2 Or a level 2 Health Apprenticeship Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

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Starting 11th January 2023 - Ending - 28th June 2023

REF J230O001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 10:00 — 14:00 12 Quays Main Building
Thursday 10:00 — 15:30 12 Quays Main Building
Friday 13:00 — 15:30 12 Quays Main Building

If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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