CACHE Pathway 18 – Level 3 Certificate – Understanding Mental Health (Online)

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Adult & Community

This qualification aims to help learners to understand:

  • mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
  • how to support mental well-being through various stages of life
  • mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health
  • the skills required to work in a mental health service.

Course Information

This qualification is designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental well-being. Successful completion of the required units will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health.The course is studied online. You will be supported online by experienced tutors who will help to guide you through your learning programme. Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided online.


Who is this course for?

Anyone who is considering a career working in Health, Social Care or Education sector. Learners will find it helpful to study Level 2 Mental Health for Children and Young People first.

Units / Modules

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing.
  • Unit 02 Promotion of mental health and wellbeing.
  • Unit 03 Mental health problems: associated issues and consequence.s
  • Unit 04 Understanding mental ill health.
  • Unit 05 Working in mental health.

Benefits / Skills

  • Flexible learning - study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs
  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Assessment Types

Continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work.

Entry Requirements

Aged 19+

Level 2 Mental Health Qualification.

Career Progression

Qualifications/Jobs in Early Years, School or Health and Social Care.

Course Details


15 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Available to study online or in a centre with weekly Google Meet or class


Experienced teachers of adult learners


Funded as part of the level 3 Adult Skills Guarantee for those without a level 3 qualification

Adult & Community
Leeds City College
Leeds City College