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York College


One in four British adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year. The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are so many other issues which have a huge impact on a person’s life and the people around them.

Qualification Level

NCFE Level 2 (online distance learning, no exams involved)

Who Is It For

This course is funded by the adult education budget, and therefore suitable for learners aged 19 and over and the courses are co-funded. Individuals that are aged 19 or over and have not attained a GCSE grades A* to C in maths or English will be fully funded.

Study Hours

Guided Learning Hours - 160 Study hours per week - 11.5 (*please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals*)

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk. Alternatively; you can enrol over the telephone on 01904 770770.

Course cost

Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study this course for free, however, please contact us if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.

For more information please email the InfoZone on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring them on 01904 770770.

Course Duration

This particular short course is just 12 weeks long

How It Helps You

This qualification offers a comprehensive understanding of some common mental health problems, which is of vital importance for anyone who works around people who experience these conditions.

How Is The Course Delivered

This course is available in both paper and online format, and is up to you to decide which method you prefer, making the course flexible and easy for you. Personal tutors are assigned to each learners, to help ensure you have the support you need throughout the duration of the short course.

Course Breakdown

UNIT 1 – Understanding mental health
UNIT 2 – Understanding stress
UNIT 3 – Understanding anxiety
UNIT 4 – Understanding phobias
UNIT 5 – Understanding depression
UNIT 6 – Understanding post-natal depression
UNIT 7 - Understanding bipolar disorder
UNIT 8 – Understanding schizophrenia
UNIT 9 – Understanding dementia
UNIT 10 – Understanding eating disorders
UNIT 11 – Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
UNIT 12 – Understanding obsessive-compulsive disorder
UNIT 13 – Understanding Post-traumatic stress disorder

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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