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Understanding Mental Health

Course Code: CMH
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Course type: Distance learning
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: Distance learning (online)

What's it all about?

The mental health crisis is becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, with one in four adults experiencing a mental health problem every year. The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental well being.

Build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of occupational roles, gaining an understanding of the skills needed to work in mental health services, the importance of addressing mental health problems, and how legislation and publicity are changing attitudes towards those seeking treatment.

Course information

This course is made up of the following five units:

  • understanding the context of mental health and well-being
  • promotion of mental health and well-being
  • mental health problems, associated issues and consequences
  • understanding mental ill health
  • working in mental health.
    • This qualification can assist with a career path towards clinical psychology, mental health nursing or psychological wellbeing practice.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a level 2 mental health qualification, or qualifications in healthcare or social care contexts.

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. The course is internally assessed.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Social Workers

£49,274.84

Potential salary

£18,577.38

Entry level salary

£34,237.00

Average salary

24

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