Work for us

Join Abingdon & Witney College, an award-winning employer

Work for Us

Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 (Online)

Course code: ZPZT999P

Subject area: Health & Social Care

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

Course time:


Days of week:


Course date:

Flexible Start - 18th Jul 2025

Course location:


Contact details


01235 555 585

This qualification aims to provide a deeper understanding and awareness of a range of mental health problems. It offers you the opportunity to gain an understanding of the symptoms and triggers relating to a wide variety of mental health problems and how to work with, or interact, with individuals who have them. These are valuable skills, both in a personal and a professional capacity, when dealing with people.
The course will explore: The course will look at a range of mental health problems including anxiety and stress; phobias; depression, including postnatal depression and bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); eating disorders; dementia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. You will have four months to complete the course.

Who is this course for? This course is particularly beneficial for those working in education, health, and social care sectors to have a sound understanding of the range of mental health problems. The course may also be of general interest.

What next?
You will gain an understanding of the diverse ways in which mental health problems affect an individual and those around them and identify self-help resources and local support services.
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but because this is a Level 2 qualification you will need to be working at English Level 1.5. All applicants will have to complete an online initial assessment to evidence their English level prior to enrolment. It is also recommended that you have good time management skills, are able to meet deadlines and possess good independent study skills. Please note - you should be 19 years old or over on 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.
Fee information
There is no fee payable for this course.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £378.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £378.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Learning & method assessment
This is a self-directed online course. Learners are enrolled onto an online platform to access the course content. At the end of each unit, you will complete and submit a written (online) assignment. You will have four months to complete the course.