CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
Qualification Level: 3
Awarding Body: CACHE
Regulated Qualification (QRN) Number: 601/8968/X
Placement Required: No
Recognised Qualification: Yes. RQF
Entry Requirements: L2 Literacy and Numeracy preferred
Minimum Age: 16 Years
Pre-requisites: None. However, you may find it beneficial to have studied at level 2 in a social care or health related subject.
Duration: 30 weeks of guided learning. The enrolment period is for up to 12 months.
Payment types: Instalments available
Resources included: Full tutor support, workplace observation and assessment, online learning materials and student support forum
The qualification is designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental well-being. Successful completion of the required units will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health. It will also support learner progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.
Successful completion of the required units 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.
This qualification will:
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand:
This is a knowledge-only qualification; therefore no real work environment placement is required.
This course is divided into 5 units, each of which will be completed within a period of 6 weeks. Within each of these 6 week study blocks, you will have access to a range of learning materials, additional CPD opportunities, a taught session with your tutor and assignment portfolio tasks to complete. The structure of the course is set out below:
Unit 01: Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing: In this unit learners will gain an understanding of a range of current mental health legislation and how it has evolved over time. The learner will consider the changes and how they are applied within the context of mental health service provision.
Unit 02: Promotion of mental health and wellbeing: In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the factors that might influence mental health and well-being in the different stages of a person’s life. The learner will explore current national strategy and public health campaigns to demonstrate an understanding of how to support people to improve their mental health and well- being.
Unit 03: Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences: In this unit learners will explain the social consequences of mental health problems for the individual, their family and society as a whole. The learner will consider the effects of substance and alcohol misuse and consider the links between mental health and offending.
Unit 04: Understanding mental ill health: In this unit learners will gain an understanding of a range of mental health conditions. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the recovery model and the role of the mental health worker in supporting individuals.
Unit 05: Working in mental health: In this unit learners will know how to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services. The learner will explore the roles and responsibilities and sources of support available within and outside of the work setting.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector.
Successful completion of this qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.