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Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Work Student Workbook

Price: £9.95 £3.00
This student workbook is designed for use alongside the Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Work training manual and guidance, for in-house training.
Author(s): Sharon Lee Cuthbert

This Initial Award, accredited by the QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority), provides an introduction to individuals who are new to their role in the adult mental health sector, and is designed to complement or provide a framework for an employer’s existing induction programme.

The Level 2 Certificate comprises five units: Unit 1 Principles of mental health work Unit 2 The experience of mental distress Unit 3 Effective communication Unit 4 The working environment Unit 5 Developing as a mental health worker About the materials The Mental Health Foundation and Pavilion have produced a learning programme, materials and assessment guidance to support the delivery of the Level 2 Certificate.

These materials have been written to focus on work-based training by the line manager to support staff in achieving the Level 2 Certificate. The programme uses a combination of: ?group learning sessions with input from a trainer ?independent learning activities that are closely linked to the assessment requirements of the award. The Student’s workbook contains overview of the certificate, unit aims and outcomes of the certificate, guidance to the assessment requirements, independent learning activities to produce evidence, checklists for recording achievements. How can the materials be used? To support staff to get the Level 2 Certificate As a stand-alone package for inducting staff, based on best practice As a college training resource.

Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.

ISBN: 9781841961200
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 14 January 2014

Sharon Lee Cuthbert began her working life as a mental health support worker in hospital and community mental health services. She worked as a national trainer for Age UK, and has developed and delivered programmes for managers, staff, service users and carers across the statutory, private and voluntary sectors. She is a qualifications consultant for a UK awarding body and an independent assessor and internal verifier.

In 2011 she set up Realife Learning and is currently developing a series of short learning resources for frontline health and social care staff.