Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health - MK College

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

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Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. This is why it is more important than ever before to increase our understanding of mental health in order to tackle this growing health concern and challenge the stigma attached to mental ill health

What will I do?

This Level 3 mental health course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand the role of the mental health care worker

Unit 2: Understand mental health conditions in context

Unit 3: Living with a mental health condition Unit 4: Mental health conditions and destructive behaviour

Unit 5: Understanding treatment of mental health condition

What’s next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications after this online Level 3 mental health course.

Is it for me?

This course is delivered online using our learning platform Equal. Students must have full use of either a PC or Laptop. You will need ongoing access to the Internet. This qualification is ideal for learners who wish to further develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental well-being. This could include those who already work in mental health services and want to progress within their career.

You must already hold a L1 or equivalent English qualification


All applicants must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course and have a good level of English skills to a minimum of Level One standard. Applicants should ideally have already achieved the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Applicants aged 19-23 are only eligible for full funding if they have a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent but have not yet achieved a level 3 or above. Applicants aged 24+ must not have already achieved a Level 3 qualification or above. Please contact us for clarification if required. Applicants must have lived in the UK for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of London, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool, Tees Valley Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West Midlands, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Wets of England, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.

Course Information

  1. Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health






    • FEES

    • 19 – 23


    • 24+


    • Overseas


This course is only Fully Funded if you are over 19 years old, have been living in the UK for 3 years or more, and are not from a devolved area (e.g. Greater Manchester, Liverpool, West of England, West Midlands, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, London or Greater London).


  • Delivered via online distance learning allowing you to choose when and where you study
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Engaging and interactive activities that stretch learners’ thinking and help put their new, extended knowledge into practice
  • Study will develop learners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their future work and life
  • Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed


  • This course requires the completion and passing of five short tutor marked online unit assessments.  Learners are allocated a course tutor who will mark assessments and are able to offer support through the online learning platform.


The course duration is 15 weeks and will requires approximately 5-6 hours of study per week plus the submission of 5 short online assessments during the course. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme within the allocated timescale.

How can I pay for my course?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get help with fees and funding while studying. Get advice on applying for funding and assessing your eligibility for financial aid here.

This course attracts funding for eligible students, so please check with the admissions team about your own circumstances. 


These courses are free for eligible applicants who successfully complete the programme. A fee of £90 will be charged to learners who enrol onto the programme but do not complete the course.

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