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NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

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  • 211 guided learning hours

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

Mental health is an area of health and social care that requires caring, qualified and prepared workers that can make a difference to people’s lives. If that sounds like the right career for you, this NCFE approved qualification (RQF qualification code: 601/8968/X) is ideal to help you kick-start work within mental health services. An online certification that you can complete from the comfort of your own home, this course will allow you to build the competence for a variety of health and social care roles, without requiring you to sacrifice work or family commitments.

This home-based understanding mental health course will introduce you to key concepts such as wellbeing, mental health issues and their effects on people at different stages of life. You will learn about different mental health conditions and the social consequences for individuals, families and society, along with how alcohol and substance misuse can influence health problems. You will also understand and develop the practical skills required for working in healthcare.

Who should study this course?

This Level 3 certificate in Understanding Mental Health is perfect for anyone who is already working in a healthcare position but requires the certification to progress further. It is also suitable for someone with a personal interest in mental health that wants to know more for their own benefit or to help friends and family overcome any health difficulties.

There are no academic or professional requirements to enrol on this distance learning course. You can choose to take up another qualification in mental health, before studying the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, but it is not a compulsory criteria to join.

Am I required to do a placement?

There are no placement requirements for understanding mental health at level 3. You will study this course online, in your own time. Our dedicated tutors will be available to guide you through every step of the way, with advice and feedback to help you get the most out of your qualification.

Assessments are conducted through tasks at the end of each unit. These will serve to create a portfolio of evidence at the end of your course.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this course, you can continue your studies with an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Sciences with a Psychology and Sociology pathway, or an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing. With an Access to HE Diploma, you can take up a higher education degree in mental health nursing, psychology or even medicine.

Some of the possible career options, at the end of this course, are:

  • Mental healthcare assistant
  • Senior healthcare assistant
  • Mental health support worker

Qualification: NCFE CACHE 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

Mental health is an area of health and social care that requires caring, qualified and prepared workers that can make a difference to people’s lives. If that sounds like the right career for you, this NCFE approved qualification (RQF qualification code: 601/8968/X) is ideal to help you kick-start work within mental health services. An online certification that you can complete from the comfort of your own home, this course will allow you to build the competence for a variety of health and social care roles, without requiring you to sacrifice work or family commitments.

This home-based understanding mental health course will introduce you to key concepts such as wellbeing, mental health issues and their effects on people at different stages of life. You will learn about different mental health conditions and the social consequences for individuals, families and society, along with how alcohol and substance misuse can influence health problems. You will also understand and develop the practical skills required for working in healthcare.

Who should study this course?

This Level 3 certificate in Understanding Mental Health is perfect for anyone who is already working in a healthcare position but requires the certification to progress further. It is also suitable for someone with a personal interest in mental health that wants to know more for their own benefit or to help friends and family overcome any health difficulties.

There are no academic or professional requirements to enrol on this distance learning course. You can choose to take up another qualification in mental health, before studying the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, but it is not a compulsory criteria to join.

Am I required to do a placement?

There are no placement requirements for understanding mental health at level 3. You will study this course online, in your own time. Our dedicated tutors will be available to guide you through every step of the way, with advice and feedback to help you get the most out of your qualification.

Assessments are conducted through tasks at the end of each unit. These will serve to create a portfolio of evidence at the end of your course.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this course, you can continue your studies with an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Sciences with a Psychology and Sociology pathway, or an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing. With an Access to HE Diploma, you can take up a higher education degree in mental health nursing, psychology or even medicine.

Some of the possible career options, at the end of this course, are:

  • Mental healthcare assistant
  • Senior healthcare assistant
  • Mental health support worker

Qualification: NCFE CACHE 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).

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