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This mental health course will enable you to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of mental health and well-being. It will equip learners with the skills needed to work in mental health services, making it ideal for those who want to progress in the health and social care sector.
With increasing worries around each life stage, whether linked to exam pressure, work expectations, unemployment or financial difficulties, it is not surprising that individuals may struggle to cope with the demands of everyday life. Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. This is why it is more important than ever before to increase our understanding of mental health in order to tackle this growing health concern and challenge the stigma attached to mental ill health.
Benefits of completing this course include:
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Choose when and where to study, as courses are delivered as distance learning
- Have the support you need to succeed, as personal tutors are assigned to you.
This course is eligible for the Free Courses For Jobs government scheme which is designed to offer a selection of level 3 qualifications to learners for free to eligible learners.
How will I learn?
You will study via an online platform or if preferred you can have paper booklets to research and to submit your answers.
This is a Level 3 qualification and a reasonable level of English is beneficial to completing. The typical duration of this course is 20 weeks and self-commitment should be made to allow yourself time to provide detailed responses to the assignments. We recommend spending a minimum of 4 hours per week on this course.
This course is made up of 5 units, which include:
Unit 1: Understand the role of the mental health care worker
Section 1: Understand the role of reflective practice and how to evaluate and develop own skills and knowledge as part of continual professional development
Section 2: Understand the different roles and responsibilities relevant to those involved in providing mental health care
Unit 2: Understand mental health conditions in context
Section 1: Understand mental health principles
Section 2: Understand legislation in the context of mental health conditions
Section 3: Understand how campaigns and strategies can be used to promote mental well-being
Section 4: Understand attitudes towards mental health in society
Unit 3: Living with a mental health condition
Section 1: Understand how living with a mental health condition impacts on individuals
Section 2: Understand how families of individuals with mental health conditions are affected
Unit 4: Mental health conditions and destructive behaviour
Section 1: Why a person with a mental health condition might be vulnerable to suicidal thoughts and self-harm, the warning signs and how to support an individual who is contemplating suicide
Section 2: Understand the potential consequences for individuals who engage in self-destructive behaviour
Section 3: Understand why an individual with a mental health condition might engage in criminal activity and how the criminal justice system may impact on and protect those with mental health conditions
Section 4: Know how to support someone with a mental health condition who displays self-destructive behaviour
Unit 5: Understanding treatment of mental health conditions
Section 1: Understand the role of diagnosis and planning in the recovery process for individuals with a mental health condition
Section 2: Know a range of treatments available for individuals with mental health conditions
Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. This course is only free if a form of waiver or entitlement is applied, for example Free Courses For Jobs.
If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
STUDY THIS COURSE FOR FREE
This course is eligible for the Free Courses For Jobs government scheme which is designed to offer a selection of level 3 qualifications to learners for free. To be eligible for this you must meet one or more points within the below criteria.
- Are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification
- Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage (£18,525)
- Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed
In some areas, there may be slightly different low wage threshold. Please get in touch to find out more information, alteratively your eligibility will be determined within 5 days of your enrolment request.
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.
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Availability Online courses gives you the flexibility to learn from the comfort of your own home. Learners will be provided with comprehensive online learning materials which will be available via the chosen online learning platform. Access to this platform will be sent via email once your enrolment has been accepted.
The cost of this course is £450.00 which will need to be paid during your enrolment
You may be eligible to apply for one or more types of funding support for this course. You can find out more and check eligibility using the 'Course Cost Evaluator'
Course fees explained
The course fee is usually broken down into three components which are materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors, you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19 studying Full-Time courses have just material fees, and if relevant, Academy fees, to pay. Over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay.
How to enrol for this course
All Part-Time courses are available to enrol online via a quick and easy online enrolment form. Simply click the 'Enrol' button above to add your enrolment to the course basket, then click the 'Start application' button within the basket commence your enrolment.
If you have any issues applying online we also accept paper enrolments. You can download and print our 2023/2024 Enrolment Request Form. Alternatively, you can visit your local campus to collect a form. An enrolment form can also be sent to you by post, simply contact our Customer Experience team to arrange this.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 08000567253, email [email protected] or write to Part-Time Enrolments, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT.