Understanding Mental Health (Distance Learning)

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

With increasing worries at each life stage, whether linked to exam pressure, work expectations, unemployment or financial difficulties, it is not surprising that individuals may struggle to cope with the demands of everyday life. Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. This is why it is more important than ever before to increase our understanding of mental health in order to tackle this growing health concern and challenge the stigma attached to mental ill health.

This qualification will enable you to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of mental health and well-being. It will equip learners with the skills needed to work in a mental health service, making it ideal for those who want to progress in the health and social care sector.

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. The EQUAL online learning platform offers:

• Exciting and engaging content
• Interactivity – featuring videos and games to enhance learning
• Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course


Type of study
Distance Education
Examination board

Availability & Details

Level 3 Understanding Mental Health (Distance Learning Havant) HS-USMHL3-G(1920)S01

Will not have any timetabled classes as this is like Vision 2 learn
Havant Campus
01-Aug-2019 - 31-Jul-2020 (weeks)
Course Full Fee £450.00
Course Learning Loan £450.00

Ideally you would have achieved a Level 2 in Mental Health or a similar course at the same level.

The course is split into five manageable units:

  • Unit 1: Understanding the context of mental health and well-being
  • Unit 2: Promotion of mental health and well-being
  • Unit 3: Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences
  • Unit 4: Understanding mental ill health
  • Unit 5: Working in mental health

Online assessments.

If you are aged 19 or over and have lived in the UK for 3 years or more, you may be to start this course without paying a penny upfront through the Advanced Learner Loan scheme.

How to apply

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Upon completion of this course you will be workplace ready and will create a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector