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Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

Mental Health presents one of the greatest challenges to our society. Studying understanding Mental Health will give you a good understanding of this topic and you will achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification. This course covers a wide range of Mental Health issues including Phobias, Depression, Dementia, Eating Disorders and much more. This course is aimed at adults 19+ years of age wanting to increase their knowledge of Mental Health or those wishing to take a step into the Mental Health industry. It is an excellent opportunity to further personal or professional development.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to meet the following eligibility criteria for funding purposes.

  • 19+ Years old.
  • EU/UK Citizen 3 years or more.
  • Must not be enrolled onto a current apprenticeship.
Assessment Method

You will complete a series of assessments within a set time-frame which will be marked by a qualified assessor these will produce the relevant evidence to meet the requirements for the awarding body. On successful completion you will be awarded a nationally recognised level 2 qualification.

Progression Opportunities

Further your personal development. Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England. Level 2 or 3 Certificate in preparing to work in Adult Social Care. Level 2 or 3 Certificate for working in the Health Sector. Intermediate or Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care. Intermediate or Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support).

Study Methods

As this course is undertaken by distance learning, there is no need to attend the college and you can study at a time that suits you. You will receive a set of comprehensive learning materials on your subject, and have access to a knowledgeable tutor and assessor who will support you throughout the programme.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.