Health & Social Care

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing
  • Unit 02 Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
  • Unit 03 Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
  • Unit 04 Understanding mental ill health
  • Unit 05 Working in mental health.
  • Entry requirements

    Please Note: This is an online course and has flexible start dates throughout the year.

    • Completion of a basic initial assessment achieving a minimum Level 1 in math's and English - Preferable GCSE grades 4 -9 (GCSE A-C).
    • Learners must be 24+
    • Learners must not have achieved a full Level 3 qualification, this includes: A Level or AS Level qualifications, Technical Level 3 Certificate, other Level 3 qualification

    • Subject to eligibility
  • Who is the course for?

    This qualification is designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental well-being.
    This qualification will:

    • focus on the study of mental health and mental well-being to support different occupational areas
    • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.

      The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand:
    • mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
    • how to support mental well-being through various stages of life
    • mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health
    • the skills required to work in a mental health service.
  • Study methods

    Fully Online

  • How is the course assessed?

    Online modules, learning materials and assessment

  • More information

    Benefits of the course

    • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
    • Create a long-standing career pathway in a health and social care – mental health
    • Courses are delivered as a distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
    • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed.

      Fully Funded: National Skills Fund*

      Find out more:
      Charlotte Robbins
      Course Team Leader Health and Social Care
      01895 853454 | 07951947625
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      www.hcuc.ac.uk/employers
      @HCUCSkills
  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Supports learner progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

    • Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
    • Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector
    • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
    • Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2021

Starts 13 September 2021

Duration 12 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday
00:00 - 00:00