Mental Health and Psychiatry Level 3

Course code: SH030

Improve your knowledge of mental health and psychiatry, from home!

  • Develop your knowledge of the mental health system and the wide range of roles within it.
  • Study the legislation relating to mental health and it’s impacts on the system.
  • Explore common mental health problems in detail, including the causes, symptoms and treatment approaches.
  • Understand the guidelines and standards you should aim for when working with clients.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

Have all course materials delivered to you by post – our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

There is up to one year to complete this course, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Course Duration

Up to one year

Study Hours

Approximately 100 hours

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course


Tutor-marked assignments

Course content
  • Introduction
  • Classifications
  • Explanation
  • Diagnosis
  • Who is affected?
  • Causes
  • Types of eating disorder
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Who is affected?
  • Causes
  • Prevention
  • Common misconceptions and generalisations
  • Causes
  • Prognosis
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Causes
  • The facts
  • Related conditions
  • Treatments
  • Resources
Extra info


The Level 3 Mental Health and Psychiatry course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course duration

This home learning course will take approximately 100 hours and we provide you with 12 months to complete the course. This is a lot more time than you need, so you can work at your own pace.

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.


You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Comprehensive study guide
Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
Open Study College pen and highlighter
Student study planner
Student notebook
FREE XO Student Discounts card
FREE CV critique service
FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

No, everything you need is included in the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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