Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (RQF)

The qualification develops learners knowledge and understanding relevant to working in mental health including duty of care, equality and diversity, different approaches to care and management and understanding change and support in relation to mental health. Learners may progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care including an apprenticeship framework within health or health and social care. The qualification can also be used as part of development within learners current job role within health and social care.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. It may be beneficial for learners to have completed a relevant level 1 qualification in health and social care.


Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as: • Level 2 Diploma in Care

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Care
  • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
The qualification can also support progression to employment within employment for the job roles including;
  • Care assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Adult social care relief team worker
  • Night care assistant
  • Support worker (supported living)
  • Home care support worker
  • Healthcare support service worker
  • Clinical healthcare support worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Mental health support/outreach worker
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