NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health (evening) – September 2022

Start Date: 20 September 2022
Funding information: Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 24 weeks
Attendance: Part-time Evening

Course Overview

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. It will also support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.

This qualification will:

  • focus on the study of mental health and mental well-being to support different occupational areas
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.
  The objectives of this qualification are 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.

Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence generated from appropriate assessment tasks which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit. The assessment tasks should allow the learner to respond to a real life situation that they may face when in employment. On completion of each unit learners must declare that the work produced is their own, countersigned by the assessor.

Course Content

Unit 1: Understanding the context of mental health and wellbeing Unit 2: Promotion of mental health and wellbeing Unit 3: Mental health problems: associated issues and consequences Unit 4: Understanding mental ill health Unit 5: Working in mental health

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. A GCSE grade 4/C in English Language is advised but not mandatory. Learners will have the option to study GCSE English alongside the Level 3 Certificate if they wish to progress onto Higher Education in the future.

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio


This qualification can help with progression to the Level 2 Counselling Skills – which is a gateway to becoming a registered counsellor, or the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Humanities – with subsequent progressionallows progression degree-level study in health and social care.


£811.00 incl VAT