Understanding Mental Health

Distance Learning Level 3 Certificate

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Availability & Details

Understanding Mental Health - Level 3 - Distance Learning Havant - Skills Network HD-USMHL3-G(2021)S01

Havant Campus

Type of study
Distance Education, Part-Time

03-Aug-2020 - 30-Jul-2021 (weeks)

Examination board
Course Full Fee £390.00
Exam Full Fee £60.00
Course Learning Loan £450.00


We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – being under pressure is a normal part of life, but becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. Due to an increase in negative media coverage in recent years, the need for mental health awareness and support is now greater than ever.

This course is split into five manageable units which will not only provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of mental health, but they will also give you the knowledge required to work in a variety of roles within both the mental health and social care sector.

Ideally you will have completed Level 2 Mental Health Awareness or be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of ability to undertake a Level 3 qualification.

On this online course, you will study the following units:

  1. Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing
  2. Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
  3. Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
  4. Understanding mental ill-health
  5. Working in mental health

All learning will take place using an interactive distance learning platform with a virtual tutor and an HSDC assessor, who will be on hand for any queries and will mark your assessments and provide you with feedback.

You will be assessed through online assessments.

HSDC offers several other Level 3 Health Care Distance Learning opportunities, or your newly developed skills could help gain employment in a Senior Clinical Support Role or as a Senior Healthcare Assistant or Mental Health Support Worker.

My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student

You’re here to learn and you want to learn, and the lecturers make it fun. You don’t have to come to college but you want to come to college.

Natalie Thorpe, A Level student

I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.

Lauren Piper, A Level student