Key course information
Health and Social Care
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This qualification 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. It will also support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.
What will I learn?
This qualification will:
• focus on the study of mental health and mental well-being to support different occupational areas
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand:
• mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
• how to support mental well-being 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 a mental health service.
It is made up of five mandatory units as follows:
• Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing
• Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
• Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
• Understanding mental ill health
• Working in mental health
Learners must be aged 19 years or over on 31st August.
Must have lived in the UK or EAA for the last three years.
Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
In order to be eligible to complete this course for free, Learners must not already hold a full Level 3 qualification (e.g. four AS Levels or two A Levels etc). If Wiltshire College and University Centre are not able to obtain government funding, then Learners will be expected to pay a course fee of £811 or Learners can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners must not be completing any other funded courses such as an Apprenticeship or any other Distance Learning course.
Eligible Learners can only complete one Level 3 qualification for free.
Learners who already hold a full Level 3 qualification and wish to complete this course can do so for a fee of £811 or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners who live in one of the devolved areas mentioned above can still complete the course for a fee of £811 or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
You can check your eligibility by contacting DistanceLearning@wiltshire.ac.uk
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.
Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.
Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.
Each unit will have a set deadline so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.
Additional Costs and Information
This course is free (for eligible Learners), however we do have a £200 withdrawal fee if learners do not commence/complete their course within the allotted time/request to withdraw.
Learners who pay to complete this course and do not commence/complete within the allotted time/request to withdraw will forfeit the £811 fee (but the £200 withdrawal fee will not apply).
Learners can only complete one Distance Learning course at a time and cannot be on another funded course such as an Apprenticeship.
The allotted time for completion of this course is four months.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social CareThis qualification may be useful to a wide range of learners studying across a number of sectors/areas.