Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Entry Requirement
Entry to this Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
All students must be aged 16 or over.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations.
Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Course Length
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Course Content
The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 1: The History, Definition of Mental Health & Social Care
In this unit, student will explore the history and social stigma that has been mental health; the current trends for community caring; the notion of “what is care”; legislative impact; attitudes and the typography of “mental health suffers/service users” – formally known as: patients!
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 2: Research and Statistics
The unit explores how mental health has been measured and studied. This will include: how raw research data has been gathered; the typography and demographics of mental health; current research; interpretation of statistics; patient profiling and future service planning.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 3: Diagnosis & Treatment of Mental Health Conditions
The unit explores the different diagnostic tools used in diagnosis of conditions – GAINS; K6; ASI; PDSQ and ICD etc. What does a diagnosis involve; the treatment plan; primary and secondary care; the role of the professionals and associated care teams.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 4: Mental Health Conditions
This unit helps the student explore some of the core conditions diagnosed in mental health; the features; psychological and anatomical assessments; diagnosed and staging; the treatment plan. How and why different treatments are used is explored.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 5: Social Inclusion
The unit will help the student understand the wider concerns of the stigma of being a mental health suffers; the isolation; social exclusion etc. How should suffers be helped within society – how is social inclusion planned, encouraged to promote independence, coping strategies and networking support.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 6: Our Ageing Society
The general consensus from research is that the UK is experiencing a greater impact on resources including health as the demographic of larger elderly population becomes a reality. This unit considers ageing impact on caring services; mental health diagnostics/treatments and how training models for care personnel are changing to meet this demand.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 7: Care Services and Support
The crucial collaboration between health and social care has never been more necessary; in this unit we explore how these once, finite services are coping in a 21st century. The unit topics will be: legislation; care eligibility; care staff competence/training and much more.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 8: The Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)
The unit offers the student an overview of the professionals and the work that this important NHS led service provides; to support mental health suffers in the community. This will include: collaborative partnering; engaging; assessing crisis and managing care.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 9: Assessment of Risk
This unit explores important and crucial assessment of risk, both for the sufferer; the care team and community. What is a good ‘risk strategy’; how is it managed – what happens when things go wrong? Students will learn about: institutional risks; community risk assessment and patient/suffer risks.
Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Unit 10: The Future of Mental Health &Social Care
In this final unit we bring together the learning from the preceding units. In doing so, and with additional study material, the student will explore how the sector is radically different from just a decade ago; how economic; demographics and lifestyle are impacting on a once finite service.
This Accredited Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.