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Understanding Working in Mental Health (Level 2)

  • Price £436.25
  • Course type Distance learning course
  • Duration 100 Hours, Part-time
  • Qualification Qualification One: Understanding Working in Mental Health Diploma, Qualification Two: Understanding Working in Mental Health Level 2 Certificate
  • Awarded by NCFE - Investing In Quality
  • i Tutor is available to students.


A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Working in Mental Health. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Understanding Working in Mental Health is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 2 Understanding Working in Mental Health course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

The subjects covered within the course enable candidates to gain an understanding and insight into working in the mental health sector. It is an ideal introductory program for anybody considering a career in the sector, and is also beneficial for those who have perhaps recently started work in the mental health sector who want to extend their personal and professional development or improve their opportunities.

The course will help learners who want an introduction to understanding the work involved when working with people with mental health problems. The programme will help them to build up achievements in a way that is appropriate and meaningful.

This is a Level 2 NCFE Accredited Qualification, listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Database. 11 Credits.

The package Student receive contains all of their course study materials, together with information on how to obtain the "FREE" goodies as advertised on the website:

A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year
Professional listing on an online directory
Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK
Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation


Course Content

The course is divided into two parts (Part A and Part B), which are further divided into a total of five units. Candidates must complete assignments for all five units and submit them to their tutor for marking. The final qualification is awarded on satisfactory completion of tutor marked assessments and of students' overall performance in the completion of Part A and Part B.
The units are as follows:
Part A:
Unit 1: Mental Health and Mental Health Issues
Unit 2: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young Peoples’ Settings
Unit 3: Valuing Equality and Diversity
Part B:
Unit 4: Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health
Unit 5: Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health

Career path

Mental Health Nurse

If you're a good communicator and want to help people with mental health problems, a job in mental health could be perfect for you. Mental health nurses work in hospitals and the community to support people with a range of mental health issues.

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