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Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care

Course overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care has been developed to allow learners to learn the principles of working with adults with mental health issues. The units cover the fundamentals of mental health issues, how to support individuals to manage change and cope with distress, care planning and person centred planning.
This qualification allows the learner to gain a competence based qualification which can lead to increased career opportunities and personal development within a current role. The learner can also progress to further training and other, more specialist qualifications.
The Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care is aimed at learners who work with people that have mental health issues and is relevant to Health Care Support Workers, Mental Health Support Workers, Support, Time and Recovery Workers, Healthcare Assistants and Senior Clinical Support Roles.

Course content

To achieve the full Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits. To do this they must achieve:
45 credits from the mandatory units which are:
Understand the legal, policy and service framework in mental health
Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
Understand mental health problems
Understand mental health interventions
Understand care and support planning and risk management in mental health
Use effective communication and build relationships in mental health work
Enable mental health service users and carers to manage change
Effective team and joint working in mental health
A minimum of 20 credits from the optional units such as:
Support independence in the tasks of daily living
Interact with and support individuals using telecommunications
Increase awareness about drugs, alcohol and other substances with individuals and groups
Support individuals to manage their own recovery from mental health problems
Enable individuals with mental health problems to develop alternative coping strategies

Learning outcomes

Learners will be required to complete an assignment to evidence their knowledge for each unit.
The assignments will be assessed by a member of the Unique Training Solutions team and will go through the UTS quality assurance process.
After completion of the knowledge aspect an assessor will come out and carry out observations of the learner within the workplace.
All of the assessment criteria must be met for all of the units to achieve the full qualification.

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