Level 3

NCFE/CACHE Understanding Mental Health


24 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 in the classroom with the flexibility of online learning.

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

You will be eligible to study for free if you do not already 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.

Where it can lead to
Career progression

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.