Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care (Level 3) City & Guilds 3561-03

Who is the course intended for?

This course can open up new opportunities for you if you work in care and support services with adults (18-65) who have mental health problems – perhaps in residential care, drop-in services, advocacy, or home and community support.

What does the course cover?

You might also be a volunteer, service user or carer working to improve mental health services, or you might work outside the mental health field but come into contact with people with mental health problems as part of your job.

  1. Mental well-being & mental health promotion
  2. Mental health problems
  3. Mental health interventions
  4. The legal, policy and service framework in mental health
  5. Care and support planning & risk management in mental health
  6. Effective communication & relationship building in mental health work
  7. Supporting mental health service users & carers to manage change
  8. Effective team & joint working in mental health.

Where will this course take you?

The Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care can help you develop in a variety of roles including:

  • Housing officer
  • Support worker in acute health environments
  • Community-based care assistant
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Senior care worker or team leader.

Once you have completed the certificate you can move onto professional or academic training, such as:

  • Diplomas in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 in Dementia Care
  • Supporting the mental health and well-being of older people.

Time commitment needed

Minimum 4-5 hours per week (includes personal study and attendance at guided learning sessions) for 8-10 months.

Course Fees 2015

Please note we are not eligible for 24+ loan funding for this course.

Next Course Start Date


How to book

Please contact us via our enquiry form to:

  • Request a booking form
  • Request a call back from a member of the training team.



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