Mental Health Care (3101)

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016
This level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care aims to provide the main skills and knowledge required to competently support adults with mental health issues. It gives new workers with no prior experience a comprehensive understanding of the issues their service users are experiencing, which is crucial to develop competent and safe workers.

It is relevant to Health Care Support Workers in Mental Health, Mental Health Support Worker (MHSW), Support, Time and Recovery Worker, and Healthcare Assistants.

It will form part of the level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Mental Health Support once available.
This qualification is relevant to:
  • Health Care Support Workers in Mental Health
  • Mental Health Support Workers (MHSW)
  • Support, Time and Recovery Workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • and senior clinical support roles.
This qualification would suit candidates aged 18+ who work with adults that have mental health issues whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.
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 learn the principles of working with people with mental health issues.

The units cover the fundamentals of mental health issues, communication, how to support individuals to learn, to manage change and cope with distress. Care planning, risk management and person centred planning are also covered.

You will generally learn within your work setting.

You can expect to be tested on the knowledge units by assignments, and should compile portfolios of evidence for the competence units.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This will allow you to gain a competence based qualification, leading to increased career opportunities. It will develop you in your role within any of the fields of social care, housing, multidisciplinary health, acute health, and others. But you can also use this qualification to gain a role as a senior care worker, supervisor, team leader or a service manager.

You can also progress on to further professional or academic training. Once you have completed the diploma you can move on to more specialist areas such as dementia care, or on to our leadership and management qualifications.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

On-site tutors should be work-based; due to the nature of these qualifications. You will also need qualified internal assessors. Candidates are expected to be in a real work environment. The main assessment methods are observation, performance evidence, and expert witness testimony for units of competence. The knowledge units are assessed by assignment.
 
To find all the resource requirements; download the qualification handbook from the documents section of the webpage.
 
Fast track approval is also available.

Level 3

This level will suit you if you already have plenty of experience in mental health work. You want to further develop the knowledge, skills and values to deliver effective and safe mental health services.

You'll need to complete 13 mandatory units plus 20 credits from the optional units, including:

  • Understand mental health interventions
  • Understand the legal, policy and service framework in mental health
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Effective team and joint working in mental health.

For full details of requirements, download the Qualification Handbook from the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This will allow you to gain a competence based qualification, leading to increased career opportunities.
 
It will develop you in your role within any of the fields of

  • social care
  • housing
  • multidisciplinary health
  • acute health
  • and others.

But you can also use this qualification to gain a role as a senior care worker, supervisor, team leader or a service manager.

You can also progress on to further professional or academic training.

Once you have completed the diploma you can move on to more specialist areas such as dementia care, or on to our leadership and management qualifications.

Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care (3101-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care

  • Accreditation No: 600/5241/7 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: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 286 - 344 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: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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