The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with an understanding of mental health and mental ill-health.
Learners will develop knowledge of a range of mental health conditions, the issues surrounding mental health and the legal frameworks that impact on the quality of care provided.
What does this qualification cover?
The qualification includes ten mandatory units which include:
- Understanding what is meant by mental health and mental ill-health
- Understand the changes in mental health care
- Raising awareness of a range of mental health conditions
- Understanding the legal context of mental health
- Understand the ways in which mental health conditions can be managed
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of mental health conditions, their causes, signs and symptoms and ways in which these conditions will be managed. The qualification will also aim to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health and dispel some of the myths and misconceptions often linked to mental health.
How is this course assessed?
1 MCQ Theory test.
The theory examination will be set and marked by VTCT (ITEC). The theory examination will consist of multiple-choice questions. Questions will cover all learning outcomes within the mandatory units. The pass mark for the theory examination will be 70%.
You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of your examination.
This qualification is regulated by OFQUAL, fully recognised and is awarded by the examining body VTCT (iTEC).