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!

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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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

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
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * 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?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

5Reviews

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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