Level 3

NCFE/CACHE Understanding Mental Health


10 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+

The mental health crisis is becoming more prevalent in the UK, with 1 in 4 adults experiencing a mental health problem every year.

This course is delivered entirely online and can be studied at a pace that suits you. You could complete in as little as 10 weeks dependent on the time you can commit.

You'll build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of occupational roles. You'll also:

  • gain an understanding of the skills needed to work in mental health services
  • learn the importance of addressing mental health problems
  • learn how legislation and publicity are changing attitudes towards those seeking treatment

On this course you'll study:

  • Understanding the context of mental health and well-being

  • Promotion of mental health and well-being

  • Mental health problems, associated issues and consequences

  • Understanding mental ill health

  • Working in mental health

For our Level 3 online courses you will be eligible to study for free if you do not hold any qualifications above a Level 2.

Not sure if this applies to you? Check your qualifications online.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have earned a NCFE CACHE Level 3 certificate which could also help you progress your career, or enter a new sector.

We offer a range of online courses for adult learners. See the full range of courses here.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.