Would you like the flexibility of blended / distance learning and still achieve a qualification in mental health?
The course is designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing. Successful completion of the units required will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health. It will also support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.
This qualification will focus on the study of mental health and mental wellbeing to support different occupational areas and offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.
Some of the areas covered are;
- mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
- how to support mental wellbeing through various stages of life
- mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health
- the skills required to work in a mental health service.
Experience of the health and social care sector is desirable however the course can also be accessed by those interested in the field of Health and Social care or where the content supports a CPD opportunity. There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be prepared to write assignments and commit to study away from college.
The course is assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence including written assignments and professional discussions.
Completion of this course provides a continued professional development opportunity and could lead to further study within the health and care sector. Potential employment opportunities may include; care assistant in residential settings or supported living, healthcare support workers in community and primary care environments and healthcare assistants in acute health environments.