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Workers in a wide range of service roles are likely to meet people with mental health issues and needs in their day to day work. This could be anyone working in areas like customer service, housing, the voluntary sector, sport and recreation, hospitality or travel and tourism. This qualification is designed for anyone who wants to raise their awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill-health.
You may wish to progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement your other qualifications, or to develop within your current job role within health and social care.
This qualification will specifically support anyone who needs to understand mental health issues in relation to the disability discrimination aspects of the Equality Act.
This course consists of the following ten mandatory units, all of which need to be achieved to complete the full qualification:
In each of the above areas you will develop an understanding of the topic in relation to symptoms, experience for the individual, support needs, how the disorder can be managed and treated, and the roles and needs of family and friends.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification, although you may find it useful to have previously achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health, social care or mental health related area.
There are no exams to achieve this qualification. Your learning will be assessed through a portfolio of coursework and assignments.
This qualification can support progression to employment in roles such as:
This qualification also supports progression to further learning in the following areas:
Full time applications are open for 2018/19