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Level 1 Award in Stress Awareness

  • Overview of the course

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    Ref:600/5976/X Sector: Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care.
    This qualification aims to improve learners' understanding of stress. They will look at the causes of stress and the effects stress can have on health. They will also learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress and look at ways of preventing or reducing stress.
  • What you'll learn

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    This course provides learners with an opportunity to understand what stress is, its causes and how it can affect people in various ways. It will enable them to develop an understanding of the different types of stress and how to recognise when they are experiencing stress that could have potentially harmful effects. They will explore a range of healthy strategies that can be used to prevent and reduce the effects of stress they encounter in their daily lives. Learners will also gain an understanding of when and how they should seek specialist help if they are experiencing significant levels of stress.
    This is a knowledge-only qualification; therefore, no real work environment placement is required.
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements for this course and we welcome learners who wish to take a keen interest in supporting their own health and wellbeing and also being able to support others.
    You maybe required to undertake an informal discussion with your tutor to check your suitability.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Internally assessed mandatory workbook, group discussions, worksheets and scenarios.
    You will also be looking at several resources online which will support your study - see below:
     Mind:
     NHS Choices:
     Stress Management Society:
     BBC Science:
     Health and Safety Executive:
     BUPA:
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    If you wish to enrol on this course you can visit any of our centres where our friendly staff will be able to assist you. Alternatively you can visit out Bolton College Community Website on: or call Student Services on 01204482000
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £90.00
    Other fees: £41.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:
     Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness
     Level 1 Award in Sexual Health Awareness
     Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse
     Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness
     Level 1 Award or Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings
     Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
     Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
     Level 2 Award or Certificate in Equality and Diversity
     Level 2 Award in Volunteering
     Level 1 or 2 Award in Mentoring.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:30 - 11:30
    2.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    12 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

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