There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the student).

Please note that when a student enrols on this course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs

Course Overview

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems aims to develop your knowledge of mental health and a range of mental health problems. The objective of this qualification is to develop your understanding of a range of mental health problems, which could be used to support your role in the workplace or where you work or interact with individuals with mental health problems. This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill-health.

This course is paper-based. 

The course includes one of the Care Quality Standards which is:

Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability.

Course Structure

The course contains three assessments covering the 12 sections detailed below:

Assessment One:

  • Section 1 - Understanding Mental Health
  • Section 2 - Understanding Stress and Anxiety
  • Section 3 - Understanding Depression
  • Section 4 - Extension activities.

Assessment Two:

  • Section 1 - Understanding Phobias
  • Section 2 - Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Section 3 - Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Section 4 - Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Section 5 - Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Section 6 - Extension activities.

Assessment Three:

  • Section 1 - Understanding Dementia
  • Section 2 - Understanding Postnatal Depression
  • Section 3 - Understanding Bipolar Disorder
  • Section 4 - Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Section 5 - Extension activities.


Entry Requirements

You can apply to undertake this course by registering your interest with your employer (eg your line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register you completing a standard Booking Form (terms and conditions apply), which can be provided on request. You can register as an individual and are asked to email us. Induction onto the course can be done in groups, on request, at your place of employment or via post or email. Once enrolled on the course, paper-based students will receive their course material in the post via recorded delivery (unless these have already been received at a group induction).


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How Will I Learn?

You must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. If your course is paper-based these are sent to us in the post or can be typed up and emailed. Your tutor will then provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course.  There is also support available from the office team.

Upon successful completion of three assessments you be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.


Benefits to you:

  • A clear understanding of responsibilities
  • Development of new skills
  • Recognition of existing skills
  • Opportunities to improve current service
  • Helps to progress your career
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Advantages to your employer:

  • Staff feel more confident in their role
  • Staff are kept up to date with current policies, procedures and legislation
  • Staff gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].