Mental Health and Social Care Level 3

Course code: ABC500
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Develop your knowledge of mental health and social care, from home!

  • Explore the definitions and history of mental health problems and the discrimination associated with them
  • Learn about the signs of symptoms of such disorders as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder
  • Analyse how we can treat and manage mental health problems
  • Explore the laws and legislation surrounding mental health
Course Overview

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by phone and post.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, 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.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long-term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 120 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Mental Health and Social Care Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course Content
  • Mental health and mental illness
  • Models and approaches in mental health and social care
  • History and attitudes in mental health
  • Issues of discrimination and stigma relating to mental illness
  • Assessment and diagnosis processes of mental health problem
  • Signs and symptoms of a range of mental health problems
  • Mental health legislation
  • Policy and law and service provision
  • Principles of care and control
  • Driving forces behind change in mental health
  • Legal issues and service delivery
  • Role of the social worker
  • Physical treatments
  • Self-management
  • Psychological approaches
  • Social interventions
  • Complementary therapies
  • Social Role Valorisation
  • The service user movement: its history, development and current status
  • Advocacy and carer support in mental health management
  • Volunteer roles within mental health service provision
Extra Info

Assessment

You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students will be sent all course materials by post or online and will receive full tutor support by email.

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.

Q&As

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

No, your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments alone.

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

* Not included with the online study option

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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