20 week course
This online programme is designed to increase learners knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental well-being. Successful completion of the required units will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health.
This flexible online course allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing to support individuals with mental health problems.
Achievement of this qualification will help support progression into a variety of job roles and occupational areas within health and social care, or roles in other sectors which support people with mental health problems.
If you’re aged 19 or over, you could access a level 3 qualification for free. This is part of the support available from the government to help you gain the skills you need to get the job you want - whatever your stage of life.
A level 3 qualification is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels.
The qualifications could help you:
Gain skills that employers value
Improve your job prospects
Earn a higher wage
If you’re eligible, you will not have to pay for your level 3 qualification. The government will pay the course fees. For more information, and to check the full eligibility criteria see the Lifetime Skills Guarantee
What will I learn?
To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:
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.
This course aims to increase your knowledge of mental health and mental wellbeing.
Completion of the qualification will help you to understand:
• mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
• how to support mental wellbeing 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 the mental health service.
How will the course be assessed?
The course content is designed to take around 200 hours (20-24 weeks) to work through both learning and assessments.
Learners will be given access to a comprehensive online learning platform (EQUAL) which will provide them with detailed knowledge and information to support their successful completion of each unit.
A tutor will be assigned to the learner once enrolled, they will support you in your induction and be the point of support throughout the length of the course.
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 for support with booking onto a course telephone 0333 0031717
Progression and Careers
Clear deadlines will be provided for each unit to ensure the qualification is completed within the set time frame.
Completion and progress on each unit is clearly identified on the learner’s online dashboard.
Learners will receive regular feedback throughout the course including opportunities for further development.