Stress Awareness - Level 1 Award - virtual (01RN59AL/20)

Online Course

Course details

This qualification will help you to understand what stress is, what can cause stress and some of the different ways it can affect people.

It will enable you to develop an understanding of the different types of stress and how to recognise when you or those around you are experiencing stress that could have potentially harmful effects. You will explore a range of healthy strategies that can be used to prevent and reduce the effects of stress you encounter in your daily life. You will also gain an understanding of when and how specialist help should be sought.

Whether you're interested for personal reasons or because you are looking to pursue a career in the area, this course is a great starting point.

What do I need to join the course?

You do not need any prior knowledge to join this course, just a desire to promote health and wellbeing.

As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded (free download is available)
  • You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes and you may be asked to submit work back to your tutor, therefore the ability to produce a text or word document that you can upload or email to your tutor will be beneficial.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your course starting.  We will then arrange for one of our Personal Advisors to contact you and talk you through how to access the sessions.

You may also want to attend our Preparing for virtual learning short session, this will help you to get started and feel confident in participating with any future virtual learning courses. For more details on this please search on the course booking system or telephone us on 01482 887670 or email

How will I learn?

You will be taught and supported on this virtual course by a friendly and knowledgeable tutor and take part in individual and group work and discussions.

What will I learn?

On successful completion of this course you will:

  • understand what is meant by stress
  • know the effects of stress
  • understand possible causes of stress
  • understand how to recognise stress
  • know ways to prevent and reduce the effects of stress.

What qualification will I get?

On successful completion of the one mandatory unit in this qualification you will be awarded the Level 1 Award in Stress Awareness.

What could I do next?

You may be interested in our other general health and wellbeing courses. Your tutor will give you more information about these during the course. If you want to try a different subject then we offer a range of opportunities in computer skills, English, maths, employability, creative skills, retail, photography, supporting teaching and learning in schools etc.