This is a distance learning qualification course where you will use an on-line learning package and complete assessment activity electronically. You will be supported by a tutor who will provide feedback (electronically) on your progress and will suggest other learning activities to help you develop the knowledge and understanding you require to successfully complete the qualification.
The on-line learning material provided has been developed to provide the information you need to develop your knowledge and understanding to meet a specific range of learning outcomes. These outcomes are also mapped to National Occupational Standards so you can be sure that what you are learning is relevant to the workplace.
You will plan a programme of study around your other life commitments. Distance learning material can be studied at any time and in any location where you can access a PC, laptop or tablet and broadband. You should aim to complete your course in 3 months although it may be possible to achieve this earlier if you have more time to spend on study.
Common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress affect one in four people in the UK every year. These mental health issues are more common than you think and it is important that people are aware of different mental health conditions, so that they can be recognised and responded to appropriately. By studying this course, you will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health and develop skills which will enable you to progress in to a career in the health and social care sector.
You will look at what mental health means, the effects mental health can have on individuals and on society, the current responses to mental health and the relationship between cultural diversity and mental health issues.
Qualification content :
This course contains one unit which is split into manageable sections:
- Section 1: What is meant by mental health
- Section 2: The social and personal effects of mental ill health
- Section 3: The responses to mental health issues
- Section 4: Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues.
You will be set target dates for submission of work to be assessed against the qualification criteria. You must meet these deadlines in order to continue on the course.
Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and Maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills from the work you produce and providing additional learning activities related to your subject that are designed to develop your skills in these areas.
If you have declared at enrolment that you are unemployed, you may be invited to meet with an Information, Advice and Guidance Officer or employability member of staff, to identify other learning opportunities that will support you to secure employment or improve your employment prospects. We highly recommend that you engage fully in any other learning opportunities that we help you identify.
This is a vocational course leading to a qualification and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding.
You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines. Please note: if you do not successfully complete the course within the required timescale you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee.