Course Description

Mental Health (QQI Level 6)

The Open College

This QQI level 6 Mental Health course is a distance learning programme run by The Open College.

This QQI Mental Health Awareness qualification is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of Mental Health. This course covers topics such as stress, phobias, anxiety, eating disorders, and schizophrenia among others.

Learners will:

  • acquire an understanding of the theoretical background associated with mental illness.
  • be made aware of the moral, ethical and legal considerations associated with mental health
  • be familiar with the theories and types of mental illness
  • understand the positive and negative factors which may affect your mental health and to gain insight into the strategies for the promotion of positive mental health
  • understand and appreciate the various treatment approaches from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • be able to apply this knowledge in the workplace and in everyday life.


The specific learning outcomes are grouped into 4 units.

  • Unit 1: What is Mental Health?
  • Unit 2: Realities of Mental Illness.
  • Unit 3: Intervention and Treatment Approaches.
  • Unit 4: Recovery and Advocacy.

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Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 6N2209
College Name The Open College
Course Category Health Care, Mental Illness
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Course Fee €314
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times This QQI Mental Health course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (6N2209)
Entry Requirements Level 5 or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Healthcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans/ specifications. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Career Path Progression to further Studies: - Learners who successfully complete this QQI Level 6 programme in Mental Health Awareness (6N2209) may use this certificate to towards the completion of other courses within this field such as: Social and Vocational Integration (6M2218) and Inclusive Education and Training (6M2263). - This Certificate can also be used as a standalone qualification.
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The Open College

Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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