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  • Level 2 Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

Level 2 Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

This qualification aims to raise awareness of the role of the mental health worker and the process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill-health. This programme will take 8 weeks to complete and consists of 2 written assessments. Due to the programme content you must be working in an environment that involves working with individuals with Mental Health needs to be able to fully evidence the required learning outcomes as the course requires you to access organisational policies and procedures and to reflect on your work practice.

The objective of this qualification is to give learners working in a health or social care context, an understanding of approaches to supporting those with mental health needs. It will also enable learners to progress to other qualifications in health care and social care.

Courses are only free to people who have lived in England for the past 3 yrs, are aged 19 years or over and are not currently accessing any other government funded training.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

Course fees:

Material: £0:00 Exam: £0:00 Tuition: £0:00

Awarding Body:

NCFE Click here to view the assessment questions
What You Will Learn
Entry Requirements
Employment Information
How Assessed?
The course is divided in to 5 units as follows:

Unit 01 Understand the role of the mental health worker

In this unit learners will consider the standards required to work in the mental health sector and the factors that support good practice within this sector. Learners will also investigate how they can develop within their own work role and how to maintain their own wellbeing.

Unit 02 Mental health and mental health issues

In this unit learners will look into the need for positive mental health and the effects mental health problems can have on individuals. They will also investigate the different types of mental health problems and associated symptoms. Legislation and guidance that relate to mental health are also investigated.

Unit 03 Understand duty of care in adult health and social care

In this unit learners will explore issues relating to duty of care within the context of adult health and social care. The learner will gain an understanding of possible conflicts and dilemmas faced between duty of care and individuals’ rights. They will also be able to recognise and report unsafe practice and understand the impact of own actions on individuals and others.

Unit 04 Approaches to care and management in mental health

Learners will investigate the key features and principles of the care planning process and will identify aspects of good practice, including the key components of a risk assessment and the requirements of a mental health assessment. Learners will identify the agencies involved in the care process and the role they perform.

Unit 05 Understanding change and support in relation to mental health

This unit will help learners understand how mental health change occurs. They will look at the support available and the role of the support workers and others. Treatment options will be investigated as well as identifying support and resources available to those experiencing mental health problems.

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body's web site https://www.ncfe.org.uk/qualification-search/ncfe-level-2-certificate-in-understanding-working-with-people-with-mental-health-needs-1700.aspx

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the attached instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line.

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Instructions are available here and Link to www.learnmyway.com.

In addition we recommend that you are currently working in the field of mental health in order to complete some of the activities required for the assessments.
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