Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Older People (3062)

Last Updated: 01 Jul 2013
Promoting good mental health and well-being is important throughout life but often in the past older people have been excluded from mental health initiatives. City and Guilds offers two vocational qualifications in promoting the mental health and well-being of older people which have been developed in collaboration with Age Concern.
They are for anyone who works or wants to work with older people - perhaps in health, housing, social care, education, sport and leisure, or the criminal justice system.
The qualifications aim to build on your previous work and life experiences and are therefore relevant if you are new to your role or if you already have experience of working with older people.
You might already be working in a voluntary or paid role, although anyone can work towards these qualifications.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on the level you choose, you will cover topics like:

  • recognising and preventing mental health problems in older people
  • communicating with older people, their families and carers
  • encouraging older people to take part in activities
  • dealing with anxiety, depression or dementia in older people
  • developing yourself in your role of working with older people.

For Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Older People, you will learn at a centre. You might do role-plays and question-and-answer sessions that will be like real-life situations when you're working with older people. You'll learn in a group and also organise your own study.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You want to work with older people and build on any previous experience.

Level 3
You already have experience of working with older people and want to take on new responsibilities in a more senior role.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

You could be a social services care worker, or specialise in health or housing, do advice work, or even work in the legal system to protect older people.

An Award or Certificate Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Older People gives you plenty of opportunities to be hands-on and to work in a team, so you'll learn skills that can help you in broader roles.

To step up to a senior role in promoting the mental well-being of older people, you might want to think about these other qualifications too:

  • NVQ in Health and Social Care - develop your skills to support the care and protection of older people
  • NVQ in Leadership and Management - the skills to run a team and take decisions as a senior manager.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, you must provide learners with suitably trained staff and facilities. 

At Level 2, you might want to devise role-plays to observe learners and coach them in real-life scenarios. You'll set written assignments to test learning and the suitability of learners to work with older people.

At Level 3, you will set written assignments for each unit. To create some role-play scenarios for learners you might want to set up simulated environments at your centre - for example, in an older person's home or at an advice centre, hospital or police station.

Anyone can take an Award or Certificate in Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Older People, although learners will usually have some experience of working with older people. You must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete the qualification.

Level 3

The Level 3 certificate is ideal if you already have experience of working with older people and want to take on new responsibilities in a more senior role.

There are six core units at this level:

  • The principles and values that underpin the promotion of well-being and mental health with older people
  • Well-being, mental health and older people
  • Promoting well-being and mental health with older people
  • Mental health problems and the main interventions and approaches that are used with older people
  • The legal, policy and service framework in relation to promoting well-being and mental health with older people
  • Communication and relationships to promote the well-being and mental health of older people.

You also select two optional units from a range. For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

You could be a social services care worker, or specialise in health or housing, do advice work, or even work in the legal system to protect older people.

An Award or Certificate Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Older People gives you plenty of opportunities to be hands-on and to work in a team, so you'll learn skills that can help you in broader roles.

To step up to a senior role in promoting the mental well-being of older people, you might want to think about these other qualifications too:

  • NVQ in Health and Social Care - develop your skills to support the care and protection of older people
  • NVQ in Leadership and Management - the skills to run a team and take decisions as a senior manager.

Level 3 Certificate in Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Older People (3062-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Older People

  • Accreditation No: 500/3982/9 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: 26 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 187 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Introductory Award in Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Older People (3062-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013

Level 3 Introductory Award in Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Older People

  • Accreditation No: 500/3962/3 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: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 78 - 90 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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