This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of working with people with mental health needs.
What will I learn?
This qualification aims to:
• focus on the study of working with people with mental health needs
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
The objectives of this qualification are to understand:
• the role of the mental health worker
• the process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill-health
It is made up of five mandatory units as follows:
• Understand the role of the mental health worker
• Mental health and mental health issues
• Understand duty of care in adult health and social care
• Approaches to care and management in mental health
• Understanding change and support in relation to mental health
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.
Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (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.
If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
Additional Costs and Information
This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal fee if learners do not commence/complete their course within the allotted time/request to withdraw.
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?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health • Level 3 Award in Steps Towards Suicide Reduction • Level 3 Award in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 • Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills