RQF Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Mental Health Services.
The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Mental Health Services aims to raise awareness of mental health problems and the processes and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill-health.
The course contents include:
Unit 1: Understanding mental health and mental ill-health.
In this unit Learners will look into the need for positive mental health and the effects mental
ill-health can have on individuals. They will also investigate the different types of mental ill-health problems and associated symptoms. Legislation and guidance that relate to mental ill-health are also investigated.
Unit 2: Introduction to duty of care.
This unit introduces the concept of duty and care and awareness of dilemmas or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care.
Unit 3: Valuing equality and diversity.
Learners will gain an understanding of equality and diversity. They will identify legislation and investigate inequality and stereotyping. They will also identify the differences between discrimination and prejudice.
Unit 4: Approaches to care and support in mental health.
Learners will investigate the key features and principles of the care planning process and
will explore person centred practise. Learners will identify the agencies involved in the care process and the role they perform.
Unit 5: Understanding support in relation to mental ill-health.
This unit will help learners understand the services available and the role of the support workers and others in supporting an individual with mental ill-health
This qualification is suitable for those who will like to work with, or are working with, vulnerable Children, Young Adults and the Elderly within the health and social care or healthcare sector of mental health.
It is a qualification recognised by the Awarding Body, approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) . It can be completed in 4-6 weeks.
Learners must complete all five mandatory units to gain the required 14 credits.
The total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is 120 hours. The Total
Qualification Time (TQT) for this qualification is 140 hours.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into:
• Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 2 Diploma in Care
• Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines
• Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
All fees paid for the qualification include:
3. Research and support materials.
4. Certificate issue.
5. Learner support if raised and identified.
6. FREE NUS / TOTUM discount card.
7. When on an instalment plan there is no interest rate charged.
8. Upon signing up for the qualification an agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as it is identified and raised.
•There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
• Learner must be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.
•This qualification is suitable for those who work within the health and social care sectors.
Method of Assessment:
This qualification is internally assessed and quality assured by Centre staff then externally quality assured. This is a knowledge base qualification.
Knowledge evidence includes but not limited to written work completed then submitted online via the e-portfolio system, assignment tasks and where possible reports from work can also be provided while considering GDPR as part of assessment.
To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that you have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by your allocated Assessor.
Support facility available:
24/7 online access to e-portfolio available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.
Hybrid teaching and learning takes place which include face to face where possible and virtual online classroom session.
Research and support materials available to learner.
Online e-learning platform is used to support learner while on the programme.
Tutors are all sector expert with over 30 years combined experience of working and delivering within the Sector.
Method of Payment:
Employer funding and invoicing.
Self funding available with the option of an instalment plan.