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Understanding Mental Health- Level 3 Certificate (NCFE)

Course aims

This qualification will focus on the study of mental health and mental wellbeing to support different occupational areas.  It will offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.

Will I gain a qualification on this course?

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

Course details

Level 3

Length of course

30 weeks- 3 hours per week in class

Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing.  Successful completion of the units required 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.

Entry requirements

Learners must already hold a Level 2 Mental Health qualification or qualifications in health care or social care contexts.  You must have English at level 2 or GCSE grade A*-C and maths at Level 1 or above.

This qualification will help learners to understand

  • Mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
  • How to support mental wellbeing through various stages of life
  • Available mental ill health treatment options and the potential consequences of mental ill health
  • The skills required to work in a mental health service
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