NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023
Day and time: Wednesday, 12.45-2.45pm
Course fees: £121 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

This course aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health.  Together we will dispel some of the myths and misconceptions frequently linked to mental health.  You will develop your knowledge of the rights of those with mental health issues.

The qualification is appropriate for a wide range of people with an interest in raising their own understanding of mental health issues. It would complement study in a range of areas, for example citizenship, PSHE, healthcare, social care, counselling or public services.  It may also be particularly useful for those working within the voluntary and community sector and for others whose role calls for interaction with the general public in their day-to-day work.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 English


How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

During this 12-week course you will complete the following units:   

  • Be aware of what is meant by mental health
  • Be aware of some of the social and personal effects of mental ill-health
  • Be aware of some of the responses to mental health issues
  • Be aware of cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues


Assessment Method

To achieve the Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness, you must demonstrate successfully your achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are not awarded.

The mandatory unit will be internally assessed using a Candidate Workbook covering all the learning outcomes of the qualification.

Where can it lead?

You may wish to progress on to one of the following courses:

  • Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Suicide Awareness
  • Level 2 Award in Introduction for Workplace Health Champions
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

This course could lead to working in a variety of settings within the public, private, voluntary and community sector such as:

  • Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Community work
  • Social work

We offer a number of other courses to help you to progress your learning. Why not consider refreshing your maths and English skills, or try one of our IT or vocational courses?

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential.  Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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