The Waterside Centre
THU - 19/01/2023
09:30 to 12:30
15 week course
7 Places Remaining
Course Overview

The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning.

This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to understand the approaches to care and support of those with mental health problems.

This qualification aims to raise awareness of:

· The role of the mental health worker
· The process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill-health.

The objective of this qualification is to give learners working, or intending to work in a health or social care context, an understanding of approaches to supporting those with mental health needs. It will also enable learners to progress to other qualifications in health care and social care.

The course content is designed to take around 12 weeks (3 hours per week, classroom time) plus additional independent study time to complete. Learners will receive support to complete the course where necessary.

What will I learn?

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

· Know the standards required to work in mental health.
· Understand the factors that can support good practice in mental health work.
· Understand how personal development can contribute to own work role.
· Know how to maintain own wellbeing when working in mental health.
· Understand the concept of mental health.
· Know common types of mental health problems and illnesses.
· Know the legislation and guidance that applies to those with mental health problems.
· Understand what is meant by ‘duty of care’.
· Know about dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care.
· Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices.
· Understand the impact of own actions on individuals and others.
· Understand the importance of consent in health and social care practice.
· Understand the key features of the care planning process.
· Understand aspects of good practice in the care planning process.
· Understand how mental health change occurs.
· Understand the role of others in the individual’s mental health change,
· Know the treatment options available to manage mental health problems.
· Know how to access information to support understanding of mental health issues

How will the course be assessed?

Learners will be given access to a comprehensive online learning platform which will provide them with detailed knowledge and information to support their successful completion of each unit. Further self-directed research is encouraged to expand learner’s understanding of key topics.

Materials and other information

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information about ALS or to book on a course telephone 0333 0031717.

Progression and Careers

Regular submission of work that will be assessed and reviewed weekly.

Learners will receive feedback in order to further develop their knowledge

Learners will assess their knowledge at the start of the course and again at the end against the learning outcomes. This allows them to identify how much they have learnt and where they might need to do further study or research.

Learners will also be supported to set an individual target(s) for the course based on personal goals and aspirations.


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