Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker Level 2 Certificate

Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker Level 2 Certificate

Distance learning courses enable you to boost your career with a nationally recognised qualification even if you don’t have the time to attend training sessions. You will work your way through the qualification submitting work every 2 weeks, achieving within approximately three months.

This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of mental health and mental health issues, the principles of the mental health care worker, approaches to care and management and the duty of care in adult health and social care, and change and support in relation to mental health.

It is aimed at anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the role of the mental health care worker. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge needed to understand approaches to care and management in mental health, the duty of care, and the principles a mental health care worker is required to have.

The course is split into five manageable units:

  • Mental Health and Mental Health Issues

  • Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker

  • Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health

  • Understand Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care

  • Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health

This course can be studied purely online and is ideal for those who are happy to work independently using our fully supported online learning platform.

Entry requirements
  • The course is fully funded by the Government and to qualify, you must be aged 19 at the start of the academic year, have been resident in England for the last three years and be a UK citizen.

  • Learners must have a Level 2 English qualification.

  • Learners who are aged 19-23 must already have a full Level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs 4 and above OR A*-C, 2 AS Levels, 1 A-Level, Diploma Level 2, NVQ Level 2).

  • Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If at your enrolment we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is.

Additional resources/costs

You will need access to a PC or a Mac and Broadband WiFi. You will not be able to complete this course using a mobile phone.

Future career and study opportunities

You could complete one of our other Health and Social Care programmes (e.g. Awareness of Mental Health Problems).

Fees Information

Free, however, if you do not complete your course, you will be charged £135 to cover administration and learning material costs.

For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other adult and professional course, email parttimeadmissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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