Mental Health Awareness Level 1 Award

Name of Course

TQUK Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working with someone who has a mental health condition or anybody aiming to learn about mental health.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of pre-16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The qualification develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health issues. It develops and recognises learner’s personal knowledge and skills to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to prepare them for further learning or training.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content


Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value

Develop an awareness of mental health

1 24 3

Length of Course

24 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 4-6 weeks.


The assessment for the course will be undertaken by completing a workbook

Progression Prospects

Successful learners could progress to further qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 1 Award/Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

TQUK Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness

TQUK Level 1 Award in Healthy Living

TQUK Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

TQUK Level 2 Award/Certificate in Equality and Diversity

TQUK Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills

TQUK Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills and Personal Development

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

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