Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

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.

This qualification 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.


Initial deposit: £45

Monthly payments: £57.86

Payment duration: 7 months

*Based on a minimum 10% initial deposit. Payment plan can be customised at checkout.


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Learn from your own home, in your own time

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One to one Tutor support available via phone or email

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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

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

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Work saves automatically to ensure it's never lost
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • One to one Tutor support available 7 days a week via phone, email or online
  • Your own designated Learner Support Advisor to help you throughout the course
  • Boost your earning potential
  • 0% interest flexible direct debit plans with no credit checks needed
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification
  • Gain a qualification that is sought after by employers
  • Perfect for school and college leavers looking to develop a career path
  • Perfect for short-term opportunities as well as long-term
  • Advanced Learner Loan available with this course - Register your interest to find out more

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

Senior Clinical Support Role – up to £18,000

Senior Healthcare Assistant – up to £20,814

Mental Health Support Worker – up to £26,674

Basic Payment Plan

Deposit amount Monthly payments Payment duration Total cost
£45 £57.86 7 months £450

Advanced Learner Loan

Advanced Learner Loan cost

Advanced Learner Loans are funded by the government to enable learners to enrol onto level 3 or 4 courses without having to pay a lump sum or a large upfront fee.

If you are over 19 years of age and have been living in England for at least three years, it is likely that you will be eligible to take out an Advanced Learner Loan to support your online study!

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