Community Mental Health Care (3561)

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2016
The Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care can open up new opportunities for you if you work in care and support services with adults who have mental health problems - perhaps in residential care, drop-in services, advocacy, or home and community support.
The Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care is mainly for people working in the area of mental health working with adults between the ages of 18 to 65 years.

You might also be a volunteer, service user or carer working to improve mental health services, or you might work outside the mental health field but come into contact with people with mental health problems as part of your job.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The qualification covers areas including:

  • promoting mental health and well-being
  • mental health problems and interventions
  • understanding the legal, policy and service framework in mental health
  • care planning and managing risk
  • communication and relationships with service users and carers
  • teamwork in mental health services.

You will learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions or group discussions.

For each unit you will be assessed by an assignment.

Is this level right for me?

Level 3
You have plenty of experience in paid or voluntary mental health work. You want to develop the knowledge, skills and values to deliver effective and safe mental health services.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care can help you develop in a variety of roles including:

  • Housing officer
  • Support worker in acute health environments, domiciliary or day services
  • Community-based care assistant
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Senior care worker or team leader.

It can also help you to progress to professional or academic training.

Once you have completed the certificate you can move onto:

  • Diplomas in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 in Dementia Care
  • Supporting the mental health and well-being of older people.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver the Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care you'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification. You will need qualified internal assessors.

Learners should be mental health practitioners working with people between the ages of 18 to 65. Learners can be paid staff, volunteers, service users or carers.

The certificate is also suitable for people working in other field - for example, housing officers, who come into contact with people with mental health problems as part of their job.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 3

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

You'll need to complete eight mandatory units, including:

  • Understand mental health problems
  • Understand mental health interventions
  • Understand the legal, policy and service framework in mental health
  • 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?

The Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care can help you develop in a variety of roles including:

  • Housing officer
  • Support worker in acute health environments, domiciliary or day services
  • Community-based care assistant
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Senior care worker or team leader.

It can also help you to progress to professional or academic training.

Once you've completed the certificate you can move on to:

  • Diplomas in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 in Dementia Care
  • Supporting the mental health and well-being of older people.

Level 3 Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care (3561-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care

  • Accreditation No: 501/1157/7 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: 30 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 113 - 113 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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