Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: DL101
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: NCFE
  • Study mode: Full Time

Start Dates

  • Thursday, 01 September 2022
Overview

Mental health legislation, services and public attitudes have evolved over time. This course focuses on the study of mental health and mental well-being to support different occupational areas. You will understand how to support mental well-being through various stages of life, mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health, as well as the skills required to work in a mental health service.

What will I study?

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand:

• Mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
• How to support mental well-being through various stages of life
• Mental ill-health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill-health
• The skills required to work in a mental health service.

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

• Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing
• Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
• Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
• Understanding mental ill health
• Working in mental health.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 mental health qualification, or qualifications in healthcare or social care contexts.

How will I be assessed?

You can complete this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

At the end of each unit there will be an assignment, which is submitted to your tutor for feedback. To achieve the qualification, you will need to successfully complete all units in the course.

What can I do next?

Successful completion of the required units will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health.  It will support learner progression into relevant employment within the health and social care and education sectors. Opportunities may include; mental health support worker in community and primary care environments, mental health care assistant in residential settings or supported living, and healthcare assistants in acute health environments. It is also likely to support applications for employment within educational settings.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk