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.
Learners are required to give written responses to questions provided with the learning materials.
We recommend that learners complete and submit their written assessments electronically.
You will be required to submit 2 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.
The course is also available as an online programme.