Part-Time Residential at the college 

This Level 3 course will focus on the study of mental health and mental wellbeing to support different occupational areas as well as offer a breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.


The key topics covered in this qualification are:

  • 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.

This qualification is supported by the mental health charity MIND. Upon successful completion students will receive an NCFE LEVEL 3 qualification/certificate.

You will be able to speak with guest speakers from a range of mental health charities and have an opportunity to engage in a fundraising activity to support mental health awareness, as well as creating your own mental health promotion campaign to raise further awareness of mental health and mental illnesses.

Dates 

10th January 2022 -  6th April 2022

Split into 12 residential (3 Day - 2 Night) stays 

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Fees 

Full certificates at level 3 or above cost from £0-£150 depending on your income.

Entry Requirements 

You must be working at a level 2 or above in English.

We also prefer applicants to have already obtained a Level 2 Mental Health qualification in health care or social care but this is desirable and not essential.  We will discuss this on an individual application basis.

Level 

Level 3 

Learning Outcomes 

To achieve this qualification you’ll need to complete 5 mandatory units:

  • Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing. In this unit, learners will gain an understanding of a range of current mental health legislation and how it has evolved over time. The learner will consider the changes and how they are applied within the context of mental health service provision.
  • Promotion of mental health and wellbeing. In this unit, learners will gain an understanding of the factors that might influence mental health and well-being in the different stages of a person’s life. The learner will explore current national strategy and public health campaigns to demonstrate an understanding of how to support people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences. In this unit, learners will explain the social consequences of mental health problems for the individual, their family and society as a whole. The learner will consider the effects of substance and alcohol misuse and consider the links between mental health and offending.
  • Understanding mental ill-health. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of a range of mental health conditions. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the recovery model and the role of the mental health worker in supporting individuals.
  • Working in mental health. In this unit learners will know how to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services. The learner will explore the roles and responsibilities and sources of support available within and outside of the work setting

Progression 

This course is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in the health and social care sector, in particular for those who wish to work with vulnerable adults/adults with mental health issues. It is also suitable for students who have experienced mental illness themselves or within their family to enable them to develop further knowledge and understanding of mental illness and mental health.