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Mental Health Care — Level 3 Certificate

Course information

This course is an adult part-time course delivered one evening per week over an academic year. It is designed for learners whose job involves supporting people with mental health problems and who wish to gain an understanding of mental health problems and how to care for, support and manage risks for individuals with mental health problems. It is also suitable for you if you are not a mental health professional but your job role requires you to support people with mental health problems. It is also suitable for people who wish to gain an extra insight into broader issues concerning mental health Ideal for:
• People already working in a care professional (health carers, social care services, drug and alcohol services).
• People interested in mental health
• For Continual Professional Development
• People who work specifically within mental health services
You will gain an knowledge and skills in:
• Understanding different types of mental health problems
• Understanding mental health support and interventions
• Understanding mental well-being and mental health promotion
• Understanding the legal, policy and service framework in mental health
• The principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Understanding care and support planning and risk management in mental health
Assessment – you must achieve all the outcomes available for a Pass.
• This qualification is assessed through a portfolio of evidence from activities such as:
• Practical Demonstration
• Group Discussion
• Case study
• Written assignment
• Question and answer sessions
This course is accessible for funding through the 'Learner Loan' portal.


Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Care (QCF)

This course leads to...

You could progress to other related qualifications such as:-
Level 4 HNC Health and Social Care
Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services (QCF)
Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF)
Level 4 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care (QCF)
Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)

It could lead to employment in a job role which supports people with mental health problems

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however you should previously have studied at level 2 (GCSE/BTEC) or have experience within a care profession
You must be 19+, relevant experience in a care environment will also be considered.

Why study with us?

You will be taught by tutors who are qualified teachers and also have skills, experience and knowledge in mental health care and services giving you a rich platform between theory and practice.
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Further Information...

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You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163635

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

19 years old or over at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 811.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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