Mental Health Nursing Course - Level 3 CPD Accredited

Oplex Careers


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Offer ends 31 October 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
80 hours
No formal qualification
80 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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The online Mental Health Nursing Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide a good understanding and insight into the principles of nursing, specifically mental health nursing and working in the field.


80 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The online Mental Health Nursing Course will discuss the importance of a mental health nurse, including the job role, responsibilities of the nurse, safeguarding and more. This course will continue to discuss what is required to work in this role, and the importance to the community and patients of a mental health nurse.

Whether working in this field already, you want to get started working in in a mental health care setting, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Mental Health Nursing Course is split into the following modules:

    • Introduction to Mental Health Nursing

• General Job Description
• Qualifications and Training
• Nursing and Midwifery Council
• Useful Skills
• Further Opportunities

    • Roles and Responsibilities

• Responsibilities of Mental Health Nurses
• Work Settings
o Community Care
o Hospital Care

    • Mental Health

• Mental Illness
• Risk Factors and Effects
• Types of Mental Illness

    • Types of Therapy and Treatment

• Types of Therapy
• Medication
• Alternative Options

    • Safeguarding

• What is Safeguarding?
• Safeguarding in Healthcare
• Types of Abuse
• Prevention
• Dealing with Issues

    • De-Escalation Techniques

• Common Issues
• Conflict Resolution
o Recording Incidents
• Serious Situations

    • Code of Practice

• Code of Practice
• Record-Keeping
o Confidentiality
o Storing Records
o Record Retention

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Mental Health Nursing Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Mental Health Nursing Course. This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Mental Health Nursing Course.

Course Duration

The online Mental Health Nursing Course requires 80 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Mental Health Nursing Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Mental Health Nursing Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Mental Health Nursing Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


There are no specific entry requirements to join this course with Oplex Careers. All you need to study this course is an internet connection.

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Phumulani asked:

I am already a practicing NMC Registered Nurse wishing to study towards a Bsc Mental Health... how useful is this course for me


This course is aimed at those wanting to get into the field, as well as those already in the field that are looking to refresh their knowledge with CPD Accredited courses to add to their portfolio. Should be great for what you need. Hope this helps.

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Emmanuel asked:

please, will the level of study be written in the certificate?


Yes - when you receive your certificate it will show the accreditation body (CPD), the level (Level 3), the unique certificate reference, then your name, date and grade achieved. Hope this helps. Thanks

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Lindsay asked:

Is this to become a mental health nurse


This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development. While the course does not guarantee a particular job, many of our learners do use their certificate gained to support their CV and job applications. Thanks!

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Jean-Jacques asked:

Would this course allow me to go to university and do the mental health nursing?


Hey, This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development and is recognised by schools and colleges across the UK. Many of our learners use this course and certificate to help them move into further training required by their employer. Once you have registered onto your course, our team receive your order then send over your login details to get started right away. Hope this helps.

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Lisa asked:

Who is this course accredited by? What jobs does it enable you to achieve without further university study?


This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development and is recognised by schools and employers across the UK. Many of our learners use this course and certificate to support job applications as well as helping them move into further training required by their employer.

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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, 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.

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