Mental Health Awareness Level 3

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
Participants will embark on an insightful journey to develop a greater understanding of Mental Health. Exploring the attributes of common mental health conditions and so much more.
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Looking to forge a rewarding career in health and social care? Eager to make a positive impact on your colleagues’ mental well-being? Look no further than our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, an online course tailored to meet your aspirations.

With a focus on enhancing knowledge and understanding of mental health and well-being, this qualification paves the way for your personal and professional growth. Uncover the intricacies of mental health as you delve into topics such as its contextual framework, associated issues, and their consequences. Gain invaluable insights into working in the field of mental health, equipping yourself with practical skills and knowledge.

Upon completing the course, you’ll be well-equipped to support others in their mental health journey and open doors to various fulfilling career opportunities in the health and social care sector. This course serves as a stepping stone, providing a solid foundation for further progression into the workplace and higher-level qualifications within the social care domain.

Embark on this transformative learning experience and unlock your potential to create a positive impact in the lives of others.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Understanding the Context of Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Embark on a transformative journey through the dynamic world of mental health legislation. Gain a deep understanding of its scope, evolution, and impactful changes within the context of mental health service provision. Unlock the keys to navigating the intricate web of regulations and pave the way for holistic care. Elevate your expertise and make a lasting impact in the field of mental health.

  2. Unit 2 - Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Uncover the influential factors that shape mental well-being at different stages of life. Dive into the depths of current national strategies and public health campaigns, equipping yourself with the knowledge to drive change and make a meaningful impact. Discover powerful techniques to support individuals on their journey towards improved mental health and holistic well-being.

  3. Unit 3 - Mental Health Problems

    Discover and explore a transformative exploration of the intricate connection between mental health and society. Discover mental health’s profound social consequences for individuals, families, and the wider community. Gain valuable insights into the impact of substance and alcohol misuse, understanding their significant effects on mental well-being. Uncover the interplay between mental health and offending, shedding light on the complex dynamics involved. Expand your knowledge and become a catalyst for positive change.

  4. Unit 4 - Understanding mental ill health

    Unearth the empowering recovery model that underpins effective care and support. Discover the pivotal role of mental health workers in providing holistic support to individuals. Gain invaluable insights and practical tools to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

  5. Unit 5 - Working in mental health

    Enter a transformative learning journey to cultivate essential skills, knowledge, and attitudes for thriving in mental health services. Uncover the multifaceted roles and responsibilities that come with this vital field. Explore abundant support resources available within and beyond the workplace, empowering you to excel in your role. Enhance your professional effectiveness and well-being while fostering a holistic approach to care and support.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive the following qualification: Level 3 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

How is this course assessed or examined?

The assessment methods of this course require a portfolio of evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

This is a regulated qualification that is internally assessed and externally quality assured. Staff involved in the assessment and of this qualification are able to demonstrate that they have the relevant occupational knowledge and competence at the same level or higher as the units being evaluated.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English and hold the Mental Health Level 2 qualification. There is a minimum study age of 16.

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