Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health
This qualification contains the following mandatory units:
- Mental health and mental health issues
- Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Valuing equality and diversity
- Approaches to care and management in mental health
- Understanding change and support in relation to mental health
Who is this qualification designed for?
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification, although learners may find it useful to have previously achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health, social care or mental health related area. This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to understand the approaches to care and support of those with mental health problems. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within apprenticeship frameworks within health or health and social care, or to develop within their current job role within health and social care.
What could this qualification lead to?
As noted in the apprenticeship frameworks, career progression within the health and social care sectors will not always be vertical, it may also be horizontal. New ways of working and new roles are constantly evolving to meet the health & social care needs of the population. These new roles provide staff with opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills often described as ‘expanded’ roles.
This qualification support progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:
- care assistant or worker
- personal care assistant
- adult social care relief team worker
- night care assistant
- support worker (supported living)
- key workers in residential/domiciliary/day care settings
- home care support worker
- re-enablement worker
- healthcare support service worker
- clinical healthcare support worker
- healthcare assistant
- mental health support/outreach worker
- substance misuse worker
- health promotion/education worker
The course is free, however, there is a charge of £50 which is payable if the student does not complete the course
Making your application
We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.
Fees and funding
If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.
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