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Head Teacher - RC School   

Distance Learning Manuals

Distance Learning IconFlexible and cost-effective, our high-quality distance learning manuals allow workers to train independently and at their own pace.

Designed to be completed through distance learning, our externally accredited, professionally printed manuals offer the underpinning subject knowledge in the core training courses that all care workers must complete.

Courses require approximately 6 hours study time and learners can successfully complete training in a way that fits in with their busy work schedules. Once complete, manuals can be returned to us to enable the assessment to be professionally marked by our internal moderator and official learner certificates to be issued (in pdf format).

Key benefits and features include:

  • Externally accredited by Advantage Accreditation
  • Marked and certificated by us
  • Mapped to our Level 2 training awards
  • Developed in line with relevant standards and guidance
  • Completed entirely through distance learning for maximum flexibility
  • Dual branding available for higher volume orders
  • Cost includes postage of manuals to your organisation


11 Courses.

Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health (Distance Learning)

6 hours estimated study time Course Finder

This distance learning manual will provide people working in any industry sector with essential information to provide a basic awareness and understanding of mental health, and to enable them to identify someone who may be experiencing a mental health problem, and provide much-needed help and support.

After completing the manual, you will be able to:

  • Define what we mean by 'mental health'
  • Identify and explain mental health facts and fiction
  • Understand common mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and self-harm
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder
  • Recognise common attitudes towards mental ill-health and the impacts these can have
  • Explain the concept of parity of esteem
  • Support people with a mental health issue and offer advice

£14.95 per manual Course Finder
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We as an organisation have used First Response for a number of years to deliver training to our staff team. We have looked at other services but found First Response stands out from above them all. From the initial booking to the delivery of training we have found First Response to be professional. We have full confidence in them and feel the trainers are of high quality with a vast amount of knowledge, and able to deliver positive training experiences at an affordable price.

Care Service Manager - Disability care Service, Birmingham