What will I learn?

Our popular distance learning courses allow you to study for recognised qualification that is of value to your work and personal development and is a great route to take if you are looking to further develop existing skills (provided you are resident in England). The courses are Level 2 qualifications, accredited by NCFE Cache, an acknowledged leader in the field of distance learning.

This online qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. All our Distance Learning courses are available by means of an online portal. You will have the support of a tutor for the duration of your course, who can assist you with any questions you may have .

The course has units on

* understanding mental health
* understanding stress
* understanding anxiety
* understanding phobias
* understanding depression
* understanding postnatal depression
* Understanding bipolar disorder
* Understanding schizophrenia
* Understanding dementia
* Understanding eating disorders
* Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD
* Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – OCD
* Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

Once you have completed your distance-learning course you will receive a course certificate. You will also have the option of enrolling onto another course if you wish to continue learning new skills.

Government funding means that we are able to offer this course free of charge to eligible delegates. Learners will need to complete all units within 16 weeks.

Where will it lead me?

The aim of this qualification is to develop the learners understanding of a range of mental-health problems to support their role in the workplace, or where they may work or interact with individuals with mental-health problems.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific prior qualifications needed for learners to access this qualification, although they may find it useful to have previously achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health, social care or mental-health related area.

Fee Details 1

Free if aged 19+ (if aged 19-23 must already have a full L2 or above qualification to be eligible)^

Fee Details 2

Our Level 2 online learning courses are free to eligible* learners aged 24+ regardless of previous qualifications. Eligible* learners aged 19 to 23 can access free courses if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. learners aged 19 to 23 who have not already achieved a full Level 2 qualification, may be subject to costs. Please contact the College for further clarification.

*Due to funding restrictions, we are unable to enrol to this course, for Free, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:

Cambridge and Peterborough
Greater London Authority
Greater Manchester
Liverpool City Region
North of Tyne Combined Authority
North East
South Yorkshire
Tees Valley
West Midlands
West Yorkshire
West of England

^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/the-college/fees-and-funding/

If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.


funding available

Level of Study:



  • - (Flexible)