Online Learning

Understanding Mental Health (Level 3 Certificate)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 2 Mental Health qualification, or qualifications in healthcare or social care contexts.


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This is an online course which takes between 10 - 12 weeks.

The mental health crisis is becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, with 1 in 4 adults experiencing a mental health problem every year. The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental well-being.

Learners will build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of occupational roles, gaining an understanding of the skills needed to work in mental health services, the importance of addressing mental health problems, and how legislation and publicity are changing attitudes towards those seeking treatment.

Key topics:

  • Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing
  • Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
  • Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
  • Understanding mental ill health
  • Working in mental health.

How is it assessed?

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health is internally assessed.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Successful completion of this qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector or further study.

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