Level 3 Certificate Understanding Mental Health

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In the workplace

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The qualification can usually be completed in 5 months

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Course overview:

This qualification will:

• focus on the study of mental health and mental well-being to support different occupational areas

• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding. 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.

What will I learn:

  • Unit 01 Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing
  • Unit 02 Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
  • Unit 03 Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
  • Unit 04 Understanding mental ill health
  • Unit 05 Working in mental health.

What does the course lead to:

Successful completion of this qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

• Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector.

How will I be assessed:

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health is internally assessed



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