Understanding Working in Mental Health Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in a role that involves mental health support.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. It may be beneficial for learners to have completed a relevant level 1 qualification in health and social care.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The qualification develops learners’ knowledge and understanding relevant to working in mental health including duty of care, equality and diversity, different approaches to care and management and understanding change and support in relation to mental health. Learners may progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care including an apprenticeship framework within health or health and social care. The qualification can also be used as part of development within learner’s current job role within health and social care.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Mental Health and Mental Health Issues 2 29 3
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 2 9 1
Valuing Equality and Diversity 2 16 2
Approaches to care and management in mental health 2 27 3
Understanding change and support in relation to mental health 2 39 5

Length of Course

120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 3-6 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

TQUK Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF)

Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector (RQF)

Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF)

The qualification can also support progression to employment and progression within employment for the job roles including:

  • care assistant
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • home care support worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • mental health support/outreach worker

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 5 mandatory units.

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