LEVEL 2: Online Course

This free online course is ideal for adults looking to further their personal and professional development by understanding more about mental health. Complete the online resources to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. 

Mental health presents one of the greatest challenges to our society, with an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from a mental health problem and around a quarter of British adults experiencing some form of mental health problem within the course of a year. While many elements of mental health are still not understood, having a good knowledge of the information that is available is essential in any sector.

This course will increase your understanding of symptoms and management of stress, anxiety and phobias, and help you gain a clear understanding of mental health legislation.


You will learn about the following topics:

  • understanding mental health
  • understanding stress
  • understanding anxiety
  • understanding phobias
  • understanding depression
  • understanding post-natal depression
  • understanding post-traumatic stress disorder
  • understanding bipolar disorder
  • understanding schizophrenia
  • understanding dementia
  • understanding eating disorders
  • understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • understanding obsessive compulsive disorder.

How quickly you progress is up to you but typically learners take approximately 12-16 weeks to complete the qualification using the online resources.

Support is available throughout the course from your Assessor should you want advice and guidance. 

The qualification will be fully funded (free to you) if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be aged 19 years or over at the beginning of the academic year 
  • You must permanently reside in the UK
  • You must have lived in the EU for 3 years.