Community Mental Health Work (3061)

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016
Whether you are a new member of mental health staff or a new volunteer, the Certificate in Community Mental Health Work can give you an introduction to the skills you need to work with adults with mental health problems.

Designed to go with your work induction, the certificate can also be a first step on the way to higher qualifications.
The Level 2 Certificate in Community Mental Health Work is for people who've just started working in adult mental health roles, from community support workers to informal carers.

You might work with people with mental health problems in their own homes, or in community and day services, hospitals, residential settings or secure accommodation.

The Certificate is suitable for full or part-time permanent, temporary or voluntary workers.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You will cover things like:

  • communication skills in mental health work
  • working in a mental health environment
  • developing as a mental health worker
  • promoting mental health.
You will learn in a group with your training provider or at work. You will demonstrate your skills in and knowledge in a multiple choice test. Your assessor will also look at a portfolio of work that you have built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

Level 2 is ideal if you're new to your adult mental health role and want an introduction to the skills you need to do your job, as well as a foundation for progressing to higher qualifications.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Certificate in Community Mental Health Work will help you to build a firm foundation for a range of careers in adult mental health.

Once you have completed this qualification, you can also graduate on to further qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Community Mental Health Work
  • Level 3 Certificate in Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Older People
  • Level 2 or 3 N/SVQ in Health & Social Care.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitable qualified staff to carry out training and assessment. You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

All learners must be employed or work as volunteers in adult mental health or a related field; e.g. housing officers.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

This level will suit you if you're new to your adult mental health role and want an introduction to the skills you need to do your job, as well as a foundation for progressing to higher qualifications.

You complete six core units:

  • Principles and values in mental health work
  • The experience of mental distress
  • Effective communication in mental health work
  • Working in a mental health environment
  • Developing as a mental health worker
  • Effective working in mental health promotion.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Certificate in Community Mental Health Work will help you to build a firm foundation for a range of careers in adult mental health.

Alternatively, once you've completed this qualification, you can move on to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Community Mental Health Work
  • Level 3 Certificate in Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Older People
  • Level 2 or 3 N/SVQ in Health & Social Care.

Level 2 Certificate in Community Mental Health Work (3061-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Certificate in Community Mental Health Work

  • Accreditation No: 500/3801/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 91 - 91 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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