NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

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With one quarter of all adults expected to experience some form of mental health issue during their life time, understanding mental health and the skills needed to work in this industry, are of a growing importance.

This NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health is designed to provide the student with a greater knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, the services available and how we can work to change attitudes towards mental health.

What you’ll learn and study on the course

This course will equip you with knowledge covering all aspects of mental health from understanding mental health issues, to the skills needed to work within this industry. You’ll explore the changes made to mental health services during the last 50 years and will examine how a person’s perception of mental health issues can be influences by the media.

This course does not just focus on the individual with mental health issues, but how their family, friends and society are also affected. Study will also cover how mental health issues can be linked to substance misuse and the criminal justice system.

What you can do after with it

On successful completion of this NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, you’ll gain both industry specific skills and professional attributes that employers look for in potential candidates.

After completing your qualification, you could continue on to further education, specialising in one particular area of mental health, or, in working with a particular group of people. You could also progress onto higher education to further your knowledge and gain a more in depth understanding, preparing you job roles at a higher level.

Should you choose to go directly into employment on completion of your qualification, you’ll be able to apply for a number of exciting roles within the health service and social care, in hospitals, clinics, schools and, within the community.

Unit 1: Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the range of current legislation that applies to mental health and how it has changed over time
  • Understand the range of attitudes and perceptions of mental ill health
  • Understand the current pattern and range of services for mental health problems and how these have evolved

Unit 2: Promotion of mental health and wellbeing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand mental health and wellbeing in the different stages of life
  • Understand how to support mental health and wellbeing

Unit 3: Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how mental health problems have social consequences for the individual, their family and society as a whole
  • Understand the use/misuse of substances and alcohol in the context of mental health problems (dual diagnosis)
  • Understand mental health problems in the context of offending and the criminal justice system
  • Understand suicide and the prevention of suicide
  • Understand self-harm

Unit 4: Understanding mental ill health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of mental health conditions
  • Understand the treatments and interventions available for a range of mental health problems
  • Understand care planning in mental health services

Unit 5: Working in mental health

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a care or support worker working in mental health
  • Understand the roles of other professionals providing mental health services
  • Understand how to use reflection in the development of skills, knowledge and practice

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

This qualification 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.

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

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with this course. We are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. You can access your Advanced Learner Loan if you meet the criteria. Two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.

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Payment Method
With an Advanced Learner Loan
Registration Fee £37.25
Repayments: No Payments until salary reaches £21,000
Total Price: £811.00
EU Social Fund
SFA England

Advanced Learner Loans are administered by Student Finance England (SFE)

Student Finance England is a Student Loans Company service, providing financial support to students on behalf of the UK Government.

You can enrol today and pay much, much later

You can access your course information straight away. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.

Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, Dimensions Training Solutions offers considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.

Enhanced course content

Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.

You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.

Additional personal support

A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues. Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.

You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date” and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.

The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses

Features Course funded
by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans
Course funded privately
Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you
Personal Assessor Support assigned to you Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course
10 EILS available
Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date”
Flexible deadline to finish your course
Online study delivery
Postal study delivery
Payment in full or in instalments while you study
Eligibility requirement for loan
Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.
Are you eligible for a 19+
Advanced Learner Loan?
  • Aged over 19 and living in the UK?
  • 19+ loans are Government backed, so you only pay them back if you’re earning over £21,000 a year.