About the qualifications
These new qualifications in promoting the mental health and well-being of older people are designed to shift the focus of frontline practice with all older people from managing problems to promoting positive well-being in its broadest sense. The qualifications aim to build on the previous work and life experiences of learners and are relevant to people who are new to their role as well as those who already have experience of working with older people. The qualifications are designed to meet the requirements for the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
The Level 3 certificate in Promoting the mental health and well-being of older people comprises six mandatory units (*) and two optional units from the remaining five. It is aimed at staff working in a supervisory role. The Level 3 introductory award in Promoting the mental health and well-being of older people comprises two mandatory units (+) and two optional units from the remaining 11 Level 3 units.
Unit 1 The principles and values that underpin the promotion of well-being and mental health with older people*+
Unit 2 Well-being, mental health and older people*+
Unit 3 Promoting mental well-being and mental health with older people*
Unit 4 Mental health problems and the main interventions and approaches that are used with older people*
Unit 5 The legal, policy and service framework in relation to promoting well-being and mental health with older people*
Unit 6 Communication and relationships to promote the well-being and mental health of older people*
Promoting mental health and well-being of older people - Level 3 - Training Manual
Unit 7 Working with carers, families and significant others to promote the well-being and mental health of older people
Unit 8 Supporting participation in meaningful activity and engagement with life to promote the well-being and mental health of older people Unit 9 Supporting older people with dementia
Unit 10 Supporting older people with depression and anxiety
Unit 11 Assessment, care and support planning and risk management to promote the well-being and mental health of older people.
* Mandatory unit for The Level 3 Certificate + Mandatory unit for The Level 3 Introductory Award
Vital information for: everyone involved in improving and maintaining the mental well-being of older people, whether they are based in health services, housing, social care, advice and employment, education sport and leisure, or the criminal justice system - in the voluntary, public or private sectors.
This includes paid staff, volunteers and informal carers supporting and working with older people in their own homes, in community and day services, hospital and residential settings, housing schemes and secure accommodation.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the General Social Care Council (GSCC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 14 January 2014