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Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

Course ID: 175238

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for learners aged 19 and over.
  • Ideal for those already working in the Health & Social Care sector or hoping to secure a job in this field.
  • The course is delivered fully online with support from one of our experienced tutors throughout your time on the course, regular contact will be made with you either by phone or via Teams.
  • Completion can be achieved in as little as 8 weeks and can be done from the comfort of your own home at a time to suit your other commitments.

What to expect from the course

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health and mental health issues, the principles of the mental health care worker, approaches to care and management and the duty of care in adult health and social care, and change and support in relation to mental health.

This qualification is aimed at anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the role of the mental health care worker. Throughout this course, the skills and knowledge needed to understand approaches to care and management in mental health, the duty of care, and the principles a mental health care worker is required to have will all be covered.


On successful completion of the course you will have achieved a TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

You could progress to further online learning, we have a wide choice of qualifications are adding to them regularly, or if you wish to progress to a higher qualification speak to your tutor who will be able to offer guidance.

For further information please email and a member of the team will get back to you.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 19 or over, have at least a Level 1 English and good IT skills, you will also need access to a PC or laptop


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £31,600 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 811.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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