Course Information

OCN NI Level 2 Award in Awareness of Mental Health and Well Being

Open College Network Northern Ireland

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 24 January 2022
Day: Monday
Time: 18:00–21:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 8
Hours per Week: 3
Total Hours: 24
Fee: 67
Places Available: 20
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This Level 2 qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to work in roles that support mental health and well-being. The learners will also develop an awareness of mental health interventions and support strategies.

Core Modules

  • Understand mental health and mental illness
  • Understand the impact of mental illness
  • Be aware of mental health interventions and support
  • Understand the person-centred approach to mental health improvement and the legislative framework
  • Assessment Method

    Assessment is primarily by assignment.

    Progression Opportunities

    Learners may progress into employment in the following areas:

  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in community
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Learners may progress to the Extended Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care. When learners have gained a minimum of one years’ experience in the care field, learners may undertake the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care(Adults) and this programme can be undertaken if you are employed and aged between 16-24.

    Entry Requirements

    Learners are required to have a minimum of 6 points on Entry to the programme and a true desire to care. Access NI will also be required which is funded by college for candidates following the training programme route. For those in employment an Access NI undertaken by their employer is satisfactory.