Understanding Mental Health - Level 3
Start Date: 19th May 2021
More about the course
Reports of mental health concerns are increasing worldwide*. With 1 in 6 people reporting common mental health problems in any given week in England** it is essential we are able to offer the correct support needed to treat and prevent mental health problems and promote wellbeing in our community.
This introductory Level 3 Understanding Mental Health Course is perfect if you are interested in beginning a career in helping others or enhance your understanding of mental health to support a current job role.
You will learn about mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved as well as how to support mental well-being through various stages of life. You will also explore mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health and learn what skills are required to work in a mental health service.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, so it is a perfect stepping stone for those who want to find out more about a career in the sector.
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 will I achieve?
If you complete this course successfully you will receive an NCFE Cache Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.
What will I learn?
Checking and testing information
Supporting your points with evidence
Thinking for yourself
Analysing and synthesising information/materials
Critical thinking and problem solving
Reflecting upon learning and identifying improvements
How is the course taught?
Reflection on personal experience
How am I assessed?
Tutor witnessing class discussion
Work experience opportunities
We invite guest lectures from industry to speak on this course, to help students gain a broad understanding of current industry practice.
Many students also volunteer for listening services appropriate to their level of study.
English and Maths
As a Mental Health Practitioner you will need strong English and maths skills. On this course, we will help you to develop your skills through a range of modules.
For example, you will analyse research and trends, produce reports and assignments and learn how to communicate effectively.
Where can I progress?
This course is a perfect stepping stone to further Mental Health qualifications, which will help you to establish a career in the sector.
Courses you could progress onto at Newcastle College include the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) or the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.
If you are aged 19+ funding support may be available depending on your circumstances and current grades.
This course is part of our Lifetime Skills Guarantee, which support learners aged 24+ achieve a Level 3 for free, if they don't currently hold one*.
Our financial support pages can help you determine your suitability.