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Duration (approx) 100 hours
Qualification Statement of Attainment

Recognise anxiety symptoms and reduce feelings of anxiety and panic

Everyone suffers from anxiety at some point in their lives. Many people have feeling of panic. This is perfectly normal, but sometimes these feelings can take over a person’s life and get out of control.

This course will help you to –

  • Recognised the difference between normal and excessive anxiety
  • Understand the signs and symptoms of anxiety and panic
  • Develop plans to reduce the impact and feelings of anxiety and panic
  • Understand alternative methods of reducing panic and anxiety
  • It is useful to help people to identify how they feel and help to control their feelings of anxiety and panic before they get out of control.

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Is the course for you?

This course is suitable for –

  • People who suffer from anxiety and/or panic attacks
  • Workers, volunteers and coaches who work with people with anxiety and/or panic. For example, people working in –
  • Education
  • Coaching
  • Health and fitness
  • Wellbeing
  • The medical profession
  • Human resources
  • Counselling
  • Helping professionals

Be inspired by your learning.  Expand your knowledge of anxiety and panic. 

Why study this course?

This course is developed to help you understand anxiety, and the ways it can be managed.  It is an evidence based course that has the potential to help people to deal with the impact of panic and anxiety on their lives.

It contains psychological theory, but also practical strategies and approaches to deal with panic and anxiety.

It teaches people how to:

  • recognise the signs and symptoms of panic and anxiety
  • develop plans to deal with anxiety and panic.
  • lays out strategies and approaches which can be implemented into a focused plan for reducing anxiety and panic

And don’t worry, your tutor is there to help you every step of the way – marking your work and answering any questions you have.

It’s never too late to take charge of our mental wellbeing and improve your quality of life.

It has been developed by experienced ACS writers who have substantial knowledge of the symptoms of panic and anxiety and the ways to help people to manage their symptoms.  It is a substantial and informative course that has nine lessons. It consists of carefully constructed activities, tasks, assignments and multichoice questions to expand and develop your learning.


There are nine lessons in this course as follows:

1. Scope and Nature of Anxiety and Panic

  • Introduction
  • Normal Anxiety
  • The Autonomic Nervous System 
  • Anxiety Today
  • Types of Anxiety Disorders

2. Defining Anxiety and Panic Disorders

  • What are Anxiety Disorders?
  • Physical Affects of Anxiety
  • Mental Symptoms of Anxiety
  • Anxiety Symptoms in Children
  • Recognising Anxiety
  • What is Panic?
  • Panic Symptoms in Children
  • The Difference Between Anxiety and Panic

3. Managing Anxiety: Anxiety Management Plans

  • Methods of Managing Anxiety - Developing an Anxiety Management Plan
  • Anxiety Spirals
  • Understanding Triggers
  • Dealing With Triggers
  • Helping Children Articulate Feelings
  • Medication
  • Making an Anxiety Management Plan
  • Biofeedback

4. Managing Social Anxiety Disorder

  • What is Social Anxiety Disorder?
  • Treating Social Anxiety Disorder 

5. Managing Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • A Day in the Life of a Person With GAD
  • Recognising Anxiety Triggers
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Self-Help Ideas for GAD

6. Managing Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

  • Panic Disorder
  • Treating Panic Attacks
  • Agoraphobia
  • Treating Agoraphobia 

 7. Managing Environmental Factors that Increase Anxiety and Panic

  • Defining the Term Environment
  • Environmental Management
  • Strategies to Manage the Environment to Reduce Anxiety

8. Alternative Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Panic

  • Pet Therapy
  • Horticultural Therapy 
  • Ecotherapy
  • Creative Therapy
  • Play Therapy

9. Research Project – Anxiety Management


  • Describe anxiety and panic and reasons for the increasing levels of anxiety and panic in the modern world.

  • Define anxiety and panic disorder.

  • Describe the development of an anxiety management plan.

  • Describe appropriate ways to manage symptoms of social anxiety disorder. 

  • Describe appropriate ways to manage symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder. 

  • Describe appropriate ways to manage symptoms of panic disorder and agoraphobia.  

  • Describe methods of managing the environment to reduce anxiety and panic.

  • Apply alternative techniques to reduce anxiety and panic.

  • Describe treatments for anxiety and/or panic disorder based upon a relevant signs, symptoms, and experiences.

  • Explain the nature of anxiety and panic disorders and propose a planned response for management.


If you are interested in learning about –

  • The symptoms of anxiety and panic for yourself or to help others
  • To develop plans to reduce symptoms of anxiety and panic
  • To understand alternative methods of reducing anxiety

Then this is the course for you.

Please contact us with any questions. Our Tutors are happy to help.

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Meet some of our academics

Tracey Jones (psychology)B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies) Tracey began studying psychology in 1990. She has a wide range of experience within the psychology and social work field, particularly working with people with learning disabilities. She is also qualified as a teacher and now teaches psychology and social work related subjects. She has been a book reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work and has also written many textbooks, blogs, articles and ebooks on psychology, writing, sociology, child development and more. She has had also several short stories published.
Jacinda Cole B.Sc.,M.Psych.Psychologist, Educator, Author, Psychotherapist. B.Sc., Psych.Cert., M. Psych. Cert.Garden Design, MACA. Jacinda has over 25 years of experience in psychology, in both Australia and England. She has co-authored several psychology text books and many courses including diploma and degree level courses in psychology and counselling. Jacinda joined ACS in 2001.