Understanding Mental Health Certificate level 3 – C6674

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Course Overview

Are you interested in understanding mental health and wellbeing? This is a great course for you if you’re working in a sector where you deal with vulnerable people. Can’t come into College? Not to worry, you can study from home via our distance learning online learning platform. There is no need to attend College meaning you can balance your study and development around your other commitments. Tutor support is always available via phone or email and robust feedback and developmental points will be given throughout.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The qualification consists of the following mandatory units:

Understanding the context of mental health and well being
Promotion of mental health and well being
Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
Understanding mental ill-health
Working in mental health

You will study social views, how the political landscape has changed, and the roles of professionals who provide mental health services. This is a great follow on course from the level 2 Certificate in the Awareness of Mental Health.

Entry Requirements

You must be over 19, living in England.

How you will be assessed

You will receive robust feedback from your tutor looking at how to further develop your understanding of the topic and progress academically.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

If this is your first full level 3 qualification you will be eligible for full funding.

Otherwise, tuition fees are £449. You can pay in instalments or you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of the course.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

We have a huge choice of distance learning courses available at both levels 2 and 3. At the end of your course, your tutor may suggest a suitable option for you or you can contact the distance learning team to advise you on the courses available. We also have a careers team available via phone email or in person who can help to plan a career pathway for you.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will then be invited to enrol for your chosen course of study. You can apply at any point throughout the year and start the course when you like.

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