Understanding Mental Health - Level 3

Course Code: SE1FE255


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus1 Year Apply

Course Overview

Increase your knowledge and awareness of mental health and ultimately, your employment prospects in the health and social care sector.

The Level 3 Understanding Mental Health explores the area of mental health and wellbeing to develop your understanding and support different occupational areas.

Specifically, you will learn about:

  • mental ill health, the different treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health
  • how to support mental wellbeing through the various life stages
  • mental health legislation, services and public attitudes.

Throughout the course, you will acquire the range of skills needed to work effectively in a mental health service.

Entry Requirements

You will need a good standard of English and maths and a clear interest in understanding mental health conditions and how to support individuals to manage them.

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This is a full-time course, with three days a week spent at College. You will also be provided with industry experience in a baby unit/nursery/primary school setting for up to two days per week. We will also expect you to spend an additional three hours a week on independent learning.

At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided to help with completing written assignments.

When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions