1Course Overview

Mental Health and Social Care Level 4

Course code: ABC527

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Are you interested in mental health and social care? Then this course is for you. Learn everything you need to know from home!

  • Gain a detailed understanding of mental health and social care and their associated practices.
  • Learn about the diagnosis of mental illnesses, their symptoms and the treatments available.
  • This course is especially relevant for those who wish to progress to higher levels of study and for those who wish to train for further career development.

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. 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: Defining Mental Health and Social Care
  • Historical development
  • Defining 'social' care
  • Key models of mental illness
  • Legal issues and rights
  • Care services in mental health
  • Theories and therapies
Unit 2: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions
  • Assessment
  • Personality disorders
  • Practical considerations
Unit 3: Social Inclusion
  • Social exclusion and mental health
  • The cycle of exclusion
  • Skills for social inclusion
  • Service development for inclusion
  • Practical application
Unit 4: Mental Health in Older Age
  • Ageing
  • Policy and legislation
  • Promotion of positive mental health in older age
  • Issues of capacity and consent
  • Mental health conditions commonly seen in older individuals
Unit 5: Care Support
  • National Service Framework (NSF) for mental health in the UK
  • Mental health promotion
  • Primary care and access to services
  • Effective services for people with severe mental health illness
  • Caring about carers
  • Preventing suicide
  • Service user involvement
  • Choices
Unit 6: Community and Inpatient Mental Health Care
  • Community Mental Healthcare Team (CMHT)
  • CMHT professionals
  • The care plan
  • Crisis resolution teams
  • Inpatient care
  • Risk and aggression within acute inpatient wards
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is 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 100 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 receive a course manual and study guide plus tutor support by mail or 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 4 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

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

Students do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course; however, some students may wish to complete the Mental Health and Social Care Level 3 as a preparatory course first.

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?

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

Excellent

It is excellent but I am doing other mental health study at the same time.

- Susan Routledge

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  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card

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