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Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker Level 2 Certificate (RQF)

  • Gain an understanding of mental health issues
  • Study the approaches to caring for individuals with mental health issues
  • Learn key legislation around mental health and the importance of duty of care
  • Qualify to work with individuals with mental health issues
  • Gain a nationally-recognised qualification
  • Start a new, rewarding, career

About your Course

A career in mental health care work will require you to support individuals with severe or enduring mental health issues. You will be tasked with helping them live as independently as possible and achieving their identified goals.

By studying a level 2 certificate in the principles of the mental health care worker, you will gain essential skills and knowledge to help those you support to achieve this.

The course will explore the concept of mental health and the ways issues can arise. It will also teach you how to create an effective person-centred care plan to adequately support individuals that meet their personal objectives.

You will also study key mental health legislation and the concept and ethics of duty of care. This will provide you with a firm understanding of mental health, the legalities surrounding those with mental health issues and how to provide the appropriate support.

The importance of continual personal development will also be covered.

Getting Started

By studying a level 2 certificate in the principles of the mental health care worker, you are preparing yourself for a rewarding career within the mental health field.

The mental health profession is becoming increasingly prominent due to the increased awareness of mental health issues in society. The result is more people are being identified as needing support, so there is an increase in demand for support workers as a result.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning online course providers. This fully online course allows you to get your qualification without the need to juggle work or family commitments.

You can begin your studies the same day you enrol and work through the course material as quickly as you like. This means you can get your qualification within a matter of months.

Once you have qualified you will be able to start applying for roles in mental health care work or enrol in further courses to enhance your skills.

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Mental Health and Mental Health Issues

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

Unit 2: Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different roles and responsibilities for working in mental health
  • Know how continuous professional development improves own practice
  • Know how own wellbeing improves own practice
  • Understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005 when working in mental health care

Unit 3: Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the key features of the care planning process
  • Understand the aspects of good practice in the care planning process

Unit 4: Understand the Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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 action on individuals and others
  • Understand the importance of consent in health and social care practice

Unit 5: Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

After each unit, there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 174 hrs.

OUR PASS RATE
Mental Health
100%
(National Average 84.7%)

Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker Level 2 Certificate (RQF)

  • Gain an understanding of mental health issues
  • Study the approaches to caring for individuals with mental health issues
  • Learn key legislation around mental health and the importance of duty of care
  • Qualify to work with individuals with mental health issues
  • Gain a nationally-recognised qualification
  • Start a new, rewarding, career

About your Course

A career in mental health care work will require you to support individuals with severe or enduring mental health issues. You will be tasked with helping them live as independently as possible and achieving their identified goals.

By studying a level 2 certificate in the principles of the mental health care worker, you will gain essential skills and knowledge to help those you support to achieve this.

The course will explore the concept of mental health and the ways issues can arise. It will also teach you how to create an effective person-centred care plan to adequately support individuals that meet their personal objectives.

You will also study key mental health legislation and the concept and ethics of duty of care. This will provide you with a firm understanding of mental health, the legalities surrounding those with mental health issues and how to provide the appropriate support.

The importance of continual personal development will also be covered.

Getting Started

By studying a level 2 certificate in the principles of the mental health care worker, you are preparing yourself for a rewarding career within the mental health field.

The mental health profession is becoming increasingly prominent due to the increased awareness of mental health issues in society. The result is more people are being identified as needing support, so there is an increase in demand for support workers as a result.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading distance learning online course providers. This fully online course allows you to get your qualification without the need to juggle work or family commitments.

You can begin your studies the same day you enrol and work through the course material as quickly as you like. This means you can get your qualification within a matter of months.

Once you have qualified you will be able to start applying for roles in mental health care work or enrol in further courses to enhance your skills.

Mental Health
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 84.7%)
100%

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Mental Health and Mental Health Issues

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

Unit 2: Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the different roles and responsibilities for working in mental health
  • Know how continuous professional development improves own practice
  • Know how own wellbeing improves own practice
  • Understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005 when working in mental health care

Unit 3: Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the key features of the care planning process
  • Understand the aspects of good practice in the care planning process

Unit 4: Understand the Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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 action on individuals and others
  • Understand the importance of consent in health and social care practice

Unit 5: Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • 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

After each unit, there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 174 hrs.

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