Online Courses

Unit 1: Mental Health and Mental Health Issues
In this unit, you will learn about an outline of mental health, including the concept as a whole, including physical and mental well-being, the common types of mental health problems and illnesses, including anxiety and depression, and the legislation and guidance that applies to those with mental health problems, including the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act.

Unit 2: Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker
This unit will teach you the roles and responsibilities of the care worker, including those in relation to standards and practices, records and legislation and duty of care. You will also learn more about the importance of personal development plans and SWOT analysis in continuous professional development, using feedback, and reducing stress, as well as using the Mental Capacity Act and codes of practice when working in care.

Unit 3: Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health
Within this unit, you will understand the features of the care planning process, including local standards of care, the stepped approach to care, and key interpersonal skills. You will also learn about aspects of good practice including risk assessments, mental health assessments, and the role of key agency professionals in relation to the care process.

Unit 4: Understand Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care
This unit will enable you to understand the importance of duty of care, and how it influences health and social care practice, including whistleblowing policy and legislation. You will also learn about what must happen when a dilemma occurs in relation to the duty of care, recognising and reporting unsafe practices such as staff shortages and unsafe equipment, examining workplace culture and abuse, and what is considered valid consent.

Unit 5: Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health
In this unit, you will learn about different factors that can cause mental health change to occur

  • Entry requirements
    • If you are aged 19-23 you need to have previously achieved a full level 2 qualification.
    • If you are aged 24 + you would be fully funded if you are unemployed and in receipt of benefits.
    • If you are working but earning less than £21,547.50 per year, are aged 19 – 23 and have achieved a full Level 2, you will be fully funded.
    • If you are working but earning less than £21,547.50 per year and are aged 24+, you will be fully funded.
    • If you are not working or receiving benefits, you will be co-funded if you also meet the other criteria – if you are not sure, please get in touch.
    • You must live in a London borough postcode, known as the Greater London Authority area. Please look up here:

      To access this course you will need:

    • Basic understanding in ICT
    • English literacy proficiency at Entry Level 3 or above
  • Who is the course for?

    This qualification is aimed at anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the role of the mental health care worker. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge needed to understand approaches to care and management in mental health, the duty of care, and the principles a mental health care worker is required to have. This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their awareness and understanding of mental health and the role of the mental health worker. Anyone who currently works in the health and social care sector and wishes to progress their career would benefit from this course, as well as anyone who is looking to work in the sector.

  • Study methods


  • More information

    8-12 weeks (can be extended for those with learning
    difficulties - please discuss)

  • Fees

    Free, subject to entry requirements.

  • How to apply

    You can enrol straight away by one of the methods below. You do not need to complete an application form.

    >>By telephone - call 01895 853333 to enrol using your Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, Maestro or Delta card.
    >>In person – come along to the Uxbridge Campus. We are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Please remember to bring your payment with you as you will need to pay your fees when you enrol.

Course starting Aug 2023

Starts 1 August 2023

Duration 5 Week(s)

Location Offsite

00:00 - 00:00