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Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health – blended delivery at multiple sites (* Free if you are eligible for funding)

This course focuses on the study of mental health and mental wellbeing to support different occupational areas.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 24
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £811
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

This blended learning programme will:

• focus on the study of mental health and mental wellbeing to support different occupational areas
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand:

• mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
• how to support mental wellbeing through various stages of life
• mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health
• the skills required to work in a mental health service

*You can be funded for this course if you are unemployed or earn less than £18,525. Otherwise it is subject to a learner loan or equivalent tuition fees.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 mental health qualification, or qualifications in healthcare or social care contexts.

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, learners are required to successfully complete five mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing
• Unit 02 Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
• Unit 03 Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
• Unit 04 Understanding mental ill health
• Unit 05 Working in mental health

This is a blended learning programme where you will learn both on site and independently.

There are no additional costs. 

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units, as detailed in the qualification specification.

The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health is internally assessed.

Further Study

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.


Successful completion of this qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 1, 2023 1:39 pm