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  • Accreditation by NCFE CACHE
  • 5 units
  • 211 guided learning hours
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health (RQF qualification code: 601/8968/X) is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental wellbeing. Learners will build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of health and social care roles.

Gain an understanding of the skills needed to work in mental health services, the importance of addressing mental health problems and how legislation and publicity is changing attitudes towards those seeking treatment.

What will I study?

This qualification will introduce a range of topics through several study units. You’ll find out more about mental health services and improvements that have been made over the last 50 years. Discover how the media influences perceptions of people with mental health issues and the ways in which inclusion and community support can make a difference.

The course will explore how an individual’s needs can change over their lifetime and the wider implications for their family and society. Study the effects of substance misuse on mental wellbeing and how mental health issues relate to the criminal justice system.

Further units will cover self-harm, suicide prevention and an in-depth look at a selection of common conditions.

Is this distance learning course right for me?

If you want to find out more about mental health and what it takes to work in this field, then this course is for you. There are no entry requirements, but learners may benefit from gaining a Level 2 mental health, or health and social care qualification.

You’ll complete this course through distance learning, which means that you can work at your own pace, from home. Benefit from full tutor support, without the pressure of deadlines.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through tasks at the end of each unit, which will be used to create a portfolio of evidence. Feedback and grades will be provided by your personal tutor.

What can I do after taking this course?

Once you have completed the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, you could go on to achieve further qualifications in health and social care, or adult care. You could also progress on to higher education with your Level 3 skills, including information analysis and critical thinking.  

Working through the units on this course will help you to develop abilities that employers look for. You’ll learn how to work independently, solve problems and meet targets. Learners could pursue a career in social care, healthcare or psychiatry. 

Qualification: NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

This qualification is designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing. Successful completion of the units required will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health. It will also support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.

Requirements for Entry

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 health care or social care contexts. 

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre

NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

Unit 1: Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the range of current legislation that applies to mental health and how it has changed over time
  • Understand the range of attitudes and perceptions of mental ill health
  • Understand the current pattern and range of services for mental health problems and how these have evolved

Unit 2: Promotion of mental health and wellbeing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand mental health and wellbeing in the different stages of life
  • Understand how to support mental health and wellbeing

Unit 3: Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how mental health problems have social consequences for the individual, their family and society as a whole
  • Understand the use/misuse of substances and alcohol in the context of mental health problems (dual diagnosis)
  • Understand mental health problems in the context of offending and the criminal justice system
  • Understand suicide and the prevention of suicide
  • Understand self-harm

Unit 4: Understanding mental ill health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of mental health conditions
  • Understand the treatments and interventions available for a range of mental health problems
  • Understand care planning in mental health services

Unit 5: Working in mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a care or support worker working in mental health
  • Understand the roles of other professionals providing mental health services
  • Understand how to use reflection in the development of skills, knowledge and practice

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health (RQF qualification code: 601/8968/X) is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental wellbeing. Learners will build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of health and social care roles.

Gain an understanding of the skills needed to work in mental health services, the importance of addressing mental health problems and how legislation and publicity is changing attitudes towards those seeking treatment.

What will I study?

This qualification will introduce a range of topics through several study units. You’ll find out more about mental health services and improvements that have been made over the last 50 years. Discover how the media influences perceptions of people with mental health issues and the ways in which inclusion and community support can make a difference.

The course will explore how an individual’s needs can change over their lifetime and the wider implications for their family and society. Study the effects of substance misuse on mental wellbeing and how mental health issues relate to the criminal justice system.

Further units will cover self-harm, suicide prevention and an in-depth look at a selection of common conditions.

Is this distance learning course right for me?

If you want to find out more about mental health and what it takes to work in this field, then this course is for you. There are no entry requirements, but learners may benefit from gaining a Level 2 mental health, or health and social care qualification.

You’ll complete this course through distance learning, which means that you can work at your own pace, from home. Benefit from full tutor support, without the pressure of deadlines.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through tasks at the end of each unit, which will be used to create a portfolio of evidence. Feedback and grades will be provided by your personal tutor.

What can I do after taking this course?

Once you have completed the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, you could go on to achieve further qualifications in health and social care, or adult care. You could also progress on to higher education with your Level 3 skills, including information analysis and critical thinking.  

Working through the units on this course will help you to develop abilities that employers look for. You’ll learn how to work independently, solve problems and meet targets. Learners could pursue a career in social care, healthcare or psychiatry. 

Qualification: NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

This qualification is designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing. Successful completion of the units required will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health. It will also support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.

Requirements for Entry

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 health care or social care contexts. 

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre

NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

Unit 1: Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the range of current legislation that applies to mental health and how it has changed over time
  • Understand the range of attitudes and perceptions of mental ill health
  • Understand the current pattern and range of services for mental health problems and how these have evolved

Unit 2: Promotion of mental health and wellbeing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand mental health and wellbeing in the different stages of life
  • Understand how to support mental health and wellbeing

Unit 3: Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how mental health problems have social consequences for the individual, their family and society as a whole
  • Understand the use/misuse of substances and alcohol in the context of mental health problems (dual diagnosis)
  • Understand mental health problems in the context of offending and the criminal justice system
  • Understand suicide and the prevention of suicide
  • Understand self-harm

Unit 4: Understanding mental ill health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of mental health conditions
  • Understand the treatments and interventions available for a range of mental health problems
  • Understand care planning in mental health services

Unit 5: Working in mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a care or support worker working in mental health
  • Understand the roles of other professionals providing mental health services
  • Understand how to use reflection in the development of skills, knowledge and practice

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
Call one of the team to get started TODAY
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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