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Mental Health and Counselling Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Overview

  • Study mental health and mental wellbeing
  • Understand key concepts around mental health
  • Study mental health legislation and public attitudes
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills
  • Study the different approaches involved in counselling
  • Learn the importance of self-development
  • Start studying towards a new career
  • Gain a nationally-recognised qualification
  • Enhance your employability

About your Course Combo

Maintaining good mental health is a critical component to leading a long, happy and healthy life. Despite this our physical health often takes priority, resulting in depression, anxiety or something more serious.

This course combo will help you to understand the attitudes and perceptions of mental health, wellbeing and counselling methods and the key theories and principles of counselling.

You will study the impact of mental health issues on the individual and the wider community and what can be done to support them. The counselling element of this combo will help you to communicate effectively, using counselling methods to build positive relationships in a mental health setting.

Part of this will be understanding the kind of support available to individuals with mental health issues and the roles professionals in the field carry out. This can be especially useful if you are considering a career in mental health but are unsure which role is right for you.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to start a career working in the mental health sector or to go on to further studies in counselling, mental health nursing or psychology.

Getting Started

These courses will help to prepare you for a career in mental health. Whether you want to work in a support capacity, train in talking therapies – such as counselling – or want to be a psychologist, you will gain a core understanding of mental health.

Studying online courses allows you to start your learning from the moment you enrol. Simply register with us, log in to the student portal and begin. All your course materials will be made available straight away so you can study at a time and place that suits you.

This gives you the freedom to work through the course as quickly as you like so you can gain your qualification within a matter of months.

learndirect will also assign you a dedicated tutor as part of our industry-leading service provision. They will be on hand to answer questions, mark your assignments and provide feedback.

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Understanding Mental Health

Unit 1: Understanding the Context of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the range of current legislation that applies to mental health and how it has changed over time
  • Understand the range of attitudes and perceptions of mental ill-health
  • Understand the current pattern and range of services for mental health problems and how these have evolved

Unit 2: Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand mental health and wellbeing in the different stages of life
  • Understand how to support mental health and wellbeing

Unit 3: Mental Health Problems – Associated Issues and Consequences

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how mental health problems have social consequences for the individual, their family and society as a whole
  • Understand the use/misuse of substances and alcohol in the context of mental health problems (dual diagnosis)
  • Understand mental health problems in the context of offending and the criminal justice system
  • Understand suicide and the prevention of suicide
  • Understand self-harm

Unit 4: Understanding Mental Ill-Health

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of mental health conditions
  • Understand the treatments and interventions available for a range of mental health problems
  • Understand care planning in mental health services

Unit 5: Working in Mental Health

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a care or support worker working in mental health
  • Understand the roles of other professionals providing mental health services
  • Understand how to use reflection in the development of skills, knowledge and practice

Counselling Skills

Unit 1: Developing Counselling Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to establish a relationship using counselling skills
  • Be able to establish a relationship using counselling skills
  • Understand how to develop a relationship using counselling skills
  • Be able to develop a relationship with counselling skills
  • Understand how to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
  • Be able to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
  • Understand development of own counselling skills

Unit 2: Theoretical Approaches in the use of Counselling Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand core concepts of the main theoretical approaches to counselling
  • What is meant by the integrative model
  • Understand the importance of counselling theory
  • Be able to apply theories in the use of counselling skills
  • Be able to self-reflect using theoretical approaches

Unit 3: Working Ethically with Counselling Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by an ethical framework
  • Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills
  • Understand the importance of the setting in which counselling skills are used
  • Understand the concepts of ethical referral

Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Diversity

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the meaning of discrimination
  • Understand issues of diversity
  • Understand power issues within the counselling process

Unit 5: Counselling Skills and Personal Development

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Know own development needs
  • Understand process of personal development
  • Understand group dynamics
  • Understand impact of personal development on others
  • Be able to plan self-development

Requirements

These courses are designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and learn counselling skills.

Successful completion of the required units will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health and gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills and theories.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 mental health qualification, or qualifications in healthcare or social care contexts.

Learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.

These courses do not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.

Assessment

To achieve both qualifications, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification.

After each unit, there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete both courses is 451 hrs.

Qualifications

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Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the (RQF) Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (Qualification Number: 600/0727/8) the TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health (RQF) (Qualification Number: 601/8968/X) and the NCFE CACHE Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Level 3 Award (RQF) (Qualification Number: 601/3621/2).

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

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Technical Requirements
  • Study mental health and mental wellbeing
  • Understand key concepts around mental health
  • Study mental health legislation and public attitudes
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills
  • Study the different approaches involved in counselling
  • Learn the importance of self-development
  • Start studying towards a new career
  • Gain a nationally-recognised qualification
  • Enhance your employability

About your Course Combo

Maintaining good mental health is a critical component to leading a long, happy and healthy life. Despite this our physical health often takes priority, resulting in depression, anxiety or something more serious.

This course combo will help you to understand the attitudes and perceptions of mental health, wellbeing and counselling methods and the key theories and principles of counselling.

You will study the impact of mental health issues on the individual and the wider community and what can be done to support them. The counselling element of this combo will help you to communicate effectively, using counselling methods to build positive relationships in a mental health setting.

Part of this will be understanding the kind of support available to individuals with mental health issues and the roles professionals in the field carry out. This can be especially useful if you are considering a career in mental health but are unsure which role is right for you.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to start a career working in the mental health sector or to go on to further studies in counselling, mental health nursing or psychology.

Getting Started

These courses will help to prepare you for a career in mental health. Whether you want to work in a support capacity, train in talking therapies – such as counselling – or want to be a psychologist, you will gain a core understanding of mental health.

Studying online courses allows you to start your learning from the moment you enrol. Simply register with us, log in to the student portal and begin. All your course materials will be made available straight away so you can study at a time and place that suits you.

This gives you the freedom to work through the course as quickly as you like so you can gain your qualification within a matter of months.

learndirect will also assign you a dedicated tutor as part of our industry-leading service provision. They will be on hand to answer questions, mark your assignments and provide feedback.

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Understanding Mental Health

Unit 1: Understanding the Context of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the range of current legislation that applies to mental health and how it has changed over time
  • Understand the range of attitudes and perceptions of mental ill-health
  • Understand the current pattern and range of services for mental health problems and how these have evolved

Unit 2: Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand mental health and wellbeing in the different stages of life
  • Understand how to support mental health and wellbeing

Unit 3: Mental Health Problems – Associated Issues and Consequences

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how mental health problems have social consequences for the individual, their family and society as a whole
  • Understand the use/misuse of substances and alcohol in the context of mental health problems (dual diagnosis)
  • Understand mental health problems in the context of offending and the criminal justice system
  • Understand suicide and the prevention of suicide
  • Understand self-harm

Unit 4: Understanding Mental Ill-Health

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of mental health conditions
  • Understand the treatments and interventions available for a range of mental health problems
  • Understand care planning in mental health services

Unit 5: Working in Mental Health

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a care or support worker working in mental health
  • Understand the roles of other professionals providing mental health services
  • Understand how to use reflection in the development of skills, knowledge and practice

Counselling Skills

Unit 1: Developing Counselling Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to establish a relationship using counselling skills
  • Be able to establish a relationship using counselling skills
  • Understand how to develop a relationship using counselling skills
  • Be able to develop a relationship with counselling skills
  • Understand how to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
  • Be able to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
  • Understand development of own counselling skills

Unit 2: Theoretical Approaches in the use of Counselling Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand core concepts of the main theoretical approaches to counselling
  • What is meant by the integrative model
  • Understand the importance of counselling theory
  • Be able to apply theories in the use of counselling skills
  • Be able to self-reflect using theoretical approaches

Unit 3: Working Ethically with Counselling Skills

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by an ethical framework
  • Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills
  • Understand the importance of the setting in which counselling skills are used
  • Understand the concepts of ethical referral

Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Diversity

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the meaning of discrimination
  • Understand issues of diversity
  • Understand power issues within the counselling process

Unit 5: Counselling Skills and Personal Development

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Know own development needs
  • Understand process of personal development
  • Understand group dynamics
  • Understand impact of personal development on others
  • Be able to plan self-development

These courses are designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and learn counselling skills.

Successful completion of the required units will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health and gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills and theories.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 mental health qualification, or qualifications in healthcare or social care contexts.

Learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.

These courses do not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.

To achieve both qualifications, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification.

After each unit, there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete both courses is 451 hrs.

TQUK

TQUK logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the (RQF) Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (Qualification Number: 600/0727/8) the TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health (RQF) (Qualification Number: 601/8968/X) and the NCFE CACHE Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Level 3 Award (RQF) (Qualification Number: 601/3621/2).

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

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