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Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health


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Summary

Price
£450 inc VAT
Or £50.00/mo. for 9 months...
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
20 weeks
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

Interested in working in the health and social care or education sector? This health and social care level 3 course is ideal if you wish to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism which would support your progression into employment in the health and social care or education sector.

Today, over 700,000 people in the UK are autistic, meaning that 2.8m people have a relative on the autism spectrum. The condition affects people of all ages and while it is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people's lives.

Whether you are looking to progress your career; have a family member, friend or colleague with autism; or would just like to increase your knowledge and help raise awareness, this qualification is perfect for you.

Upon completion of this course, you could progress on to one of our other health and social care level 3 courses, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.

Description

Unit 1: Autism in context

In this unit, you will cover the historical context of autism, the diagnosis and characteristics of autism, the legislative framework applicable to autism, and how autism is represented in society.

Unit 2: Positive behavioural support for individuals with autism

This unit covers behaviour within the context of autism and how to promote an autism-friendly environment. You will also learn about how to promote individual positive behavioural support and the interventions that are used in behavioural support.

Unit 3: Understand support and management of transitions for individuals with autism

In this unit, you will learn about how transitions can affect people with autism, how to support young people with autism to make the transition into adulthood, and how to support individuals with autism into employment.

Unit 4: Therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions

This unit covers the range of therapeutic interventions available to individuals with autism. You will also learn about the services available to individuals with autism and their families, and co-occurring conditions and their treatments.

Unit 5: Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism

In this unit, you will learn about the differences in social interactions and communications associated with autism, how communication can be adapted to support positive interactions and communication with individuals with autism, and a range of strategies and aids used to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism.

Unit 6: Safeguarding and resilience in autism

In the final unit of this course, you will learn how to raise concerns about potential or actual harm, abuse or exploitation, how to support the health, safety and well-being of individuals, how the legislative framework safeguards children, young people and adults with autism, and about how and when restrictive practices might be used within legal guidelines.

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
  • 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

Career path

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

Care Worker – up to £20,000

Care Home Manager – up to £27,500

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FAQs

What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.