What is the course about?
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 learner progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. This qualification will:Focus on the study of mental health and mental well-being to supportdifferent occupational areasOffer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
In order to undertake this course you must have English at Level 2. You will need to know how to use and have access to a device such as a computer, laptop or tablet due to the delivery of the course being online. An interview will be required. 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 healthcare or social care contexts.
What topics does the course cover?
In this course you are required to complete the 5 mandatory units -
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
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be provided with online learning materials which covers all aspects of your course. You will be required to complete assessments for each of the units within the course and submit these by the deadline dates provided at induction. You will be allocated an assessor at the start of your course and they will support you to ensure you have a successful outcome. IT skills will be developed throughout your course and basic English skills will be assessed and discussed on an ongoing basis.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
To be discussed at Interview.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
On successful completion of this course, learners will be better able to understand:How to support mental well-being through various stages of lifeMental ill-health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill-healthThe skills required to work in a mental health service
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
If you are interested in progressing to further study at the next level of vocational learning, the following qualifications are available:Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social CareLevel 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector