Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Entry Requirements
All students must be 16 years of age and above to enrol into our Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma course.
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.
Course Study Hours
Approximately 20 hours per unit.
Optional coursework and final examination.
Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.
This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website: https://qualitylicencescheme.co.uk/
Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma Course Content
- Defining social care, the aging society, social class, advent of the NHS and what this meant in terms of care and service provision, health promotion and expectations of service users.
Unit 2: Research and Statistics
- Types of research methods and methodology.
- Data analysis.
- How statistics are used.
- The relevance of statistics to mental health and social care.
Unit 3: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions
Unit 4: Mental Health Conditions
- Personality disorders.
- Disabilities (learning, skills etc.).
- Minor mental health disorders .
Unit 5: Social Inclusion
- Volunteer programmes.
- Partnership programmes.
- Training programmes and work placements.
- National service frameworks.
- Skills and service development for inclusion .
Unit 6: Our Ageing Society
- Depression in the elderly person.
- Bereavement, loss and loneliness.
Unit 7: Care Services and Support
- Legislation and policy.
- Eligibility criteria.
- Meeting mental health care needs.
- NSF standards.
- Service user involvement.
- Care choices .
Unit 8: The Community Mental Health Care Team (CMHT)
- Community Mental Health Care Teams (CMHT).
- Outreach teams.
- Crisis resolution teams.
- Early intervention team.
- In patient care .
Unit 9: Assessment of Risk
- What is risk and how can it be assessed?
- Risk and aggression within acute in patient wards.
- Managing risk in secondary and primary care.
- Community services and models.
- Monitoring risk in community settings.
- Voluntary admission and sectioning under the Mental Health Act.
Unit 10: The Future of Mental Health and Social Care
This Quality Licence Scheme Level 3 Mental Health + Social Care Diploma course can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.
Further information on our Level 4 Diplomas can be found here: https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/courses/accredited-level-4-diplomas/