Mental Health Awareness VTCT (ITEC) Level 1

This VRQ qualification aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing

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Entry level:

No prior qualifications are needed to enrol on this course.


The VTCT (ITEC) Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness is a VRQ aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of a range of issues which may affect the mental health of people, how to identify common mental health conditions and offer support for people with mental health conditions.

The qualification includes one mandatory unit which includes:

~ Understanding what is meant by mental health

~ Awareness of the effects of mental health conditions

~ Supporting people with mental health conditions

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing. Learners will develop knowledge of a range of mental health conditions, the factors affecting mental health and the impact of mental health from a global, individual and workplace perspective.

Learners will develop an understanding of what constitutes good mental health and mental ill-health and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a number of mental health conditions. Learners will also develop an awareness of the types of support available for mental health conditions and how to access them.

Course format:

Theory studied at home & Revision for the external online exam

zoom video for learning recap & external exam taken online via live video (Zoom) with our invigilator.

Course content:

UMH1 Understanding mental health

Start time:

The home study can be started at anytime, you must have completed all the online learning before you attend your 1 day training & exam


No attendance is required, this course can be taught online with an online live video invigilated exam. The exam is recorded for auditing purposes of the VTCT exam board.

The zoom session includes learning recap and online exam (You must have completed all online learning before you attend the exam via live video)


Self-paced home study can be started at anytime and covers

GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 6. (GLH incl’s. online learning, coursework, revision, exam)

online learning to include learning, revision and exam.

A zoom video session is scheduled with our assessor to discuss the course.

Exam board:

The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust) & ITEC

Career Opportunities:

Learners undertaking this qualification may wish progress to other mental health related qualifications in areas including:

~ Mental Health First Aid qualifications

~ Understanding eating disorders

~ Understanding substance misuse

~ Mental wellbeing in children/young people

What's included in the course fee:

Training pack (available on our online portal) A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. Online examination taken via live video with our exam invigilator. A VTCT qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.

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Qualification gained:

VTCT (ITEC) Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness


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Your Instructor

Karen Ashton
Karen Ashton

Karen has more than 18 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, launched in 2007. Karen is a course writer and author of 'The Essential Oils Guide'. Writing is her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge in beauty, massage and complementary therapies.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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