Skip to main content

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker

Course Overview

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health and mental health issues, the principles of the mental health care worker, approaches to care and management and the duty of care in adult health and social care, and change and support in relation to mental health.

This qualification is aimed at anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the role of the mental health care worker. Throughout this course, the skills and knowledge needed to understand approaches to care and management in mental health, the duty of care, and the principles a mental health care worker is required to have will all be covered.

Key Information

Course Length
8 to 12 weeks on average

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
TQUK
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals

Benefits

  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

Course Price
£275.00

Direct Debit
Yes

Funded Course
England and Scotland Only

Study this course

Apply today and begin your journey to qualification

Apply now for funding

Buy the course today and begin your journey to qualification


Unit 1: Mental Health and Mental Health Issues

In this unit, learn about an outline of mental health, including the concept as a whole, including physical and mental well-being, the common types of mental health problems and illnesses, including anxiety and depression, and the legislation and guidance that applies to those with mental health problems, including the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act.

  • Section 1: The concept of mental health
  • Section 2: Common types of mental health problems and illnesses
  • Section 3: The legislation and guidance that applies to those with mental health problems
  • Unit 2: Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker

    In this unit, learn about the roles and responsibilities of the care worker, including those in relation to standards and practices, records and legislation and duty of care. They will also learn more about the importance of personal development plans and SWOT analysis in continuous professional development, using feedback, and reducing stress, as well as using the Mental Capacity Act and codes of practice when working in care.

  • Section 1: The different roles and responsibilities for working in mental health
  • Section 2: How continuous professional development improves own practice
  • Section 3: How own well-being improves practice
  • Section 4: The Mental Capacity Act 2005 when Working in Mental Health Care
  • Unit 3: Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health

    In this unit, learn about features of the care planning process, including local standards of care, the stepped approach to care, and key interpersonal skills. They will also learn about aspects of good practice including risk assessments, mental health assessments, and the role of key agency professionals in relation to the care process.

  • Section 1: The key features of the care planning process
  • Section 2: Aspects of good practice in the care planning process
  • Unit 4: Understand Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care

    In this unit, learn about the duty of care and how it influences health and social care practice, including whistleblowing policy and legislation. They will also learn about what must happen when a dilemma occurs in relation to the duty of care, recognising and reporting unsafe practices such as staff shortages and unsafe equipment, examining workplace culture and abuse, and what is considered valid consent.

  • Section 1: What is meant by "duty of care"
  • Section 2: Dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care
  • Section 3: How to recognise and report unsafe practices
  • Section 4: The impact of own actions on individuals and others
  • Section 5: The importance of consent in health and social care practice
  • Unit 5: Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health

    In this unit, learn about different factors that can cause mental health change to occur, and key areas in which individuals benefit from support. Explore how others can support the individual to recover, including unpaid carers, advocates and interpreters, and also learn about the types of medication and therapy available to manage mental health problems and other resources that are available to support good practice.

  • Section 1: How mental health change occurs
  • Section 2: The role of others in the individual's mental health change
  • Section 3: The treatment options available to manage mental health problems
  • Section 4: How to access information to support understanding of mental health issues
  • For Businesses

    With our combination of market-leading learning resources, exceptional customer service and award-winning LMS solutions, we are confident we can assist with your education and training delivery needs.

    Enquire now

    Need some more information?

    Check out our Frequently asked question via the link below

    Frequently asked questions