1Course Overview

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.

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!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 30th July
2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1:Understanding Social Care and Mental Health
  • Introduction
  • Models of mental health
  • History and attitudes of treatment of mental health
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Social workers
Unit 2:Types of Mental Health Disorder and Assessment Processes
  • Mental health conditions
  • The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Dementia
Unit 3:Legislation and Policy in Mental Health and Social Care
  • Mental health legislation
  • Amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 in 2007
  • Care and control
Unit 4:Service Provision
  • Drugs
  • The economy
  • The role of the social worker
Unit 5:Managing Mental Health Problems
  • Physical treatments
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Complementary therapy
Unit 6:Service User Perspectives
  • The service user 'survivor' movement
  • Advocacy services for people with mental health problems
  • Carers and involvement
  • Volunteers in mental health
3Other Information

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 80 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).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

Do I need to sit an exam?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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.

What if I still have questions?

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 Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

6Reviews

The course is excellent

I think that the course i am studying is excellent, i really do enjoy it. i think that the materials that i have been given for my course is very helpful, and laid out in a way to which it is very easy to read and to reference from, i wanted to study this subject, because i wanted to gain a bit of knowledge about mental health, and to achieve a qualification at the end of my course.

As i am doing this course i would highly recommend all of my friends, to study any course with open study college.

- Mica Jones

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