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COURSE INFORMATION:

Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the concepts, principles and values of recovery in mental health and to enable the learner to develop key skills necessary to work more effectively with mental health service users.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a care setting.

Duration: 5 days delivery in a classroom setting. Learners will be provided to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  1. Examine the role of mental health workers in supporting the service user with a mental health difficulty in the recovery process
  2. Discuss helpful and holistic factors for recovery to include internal and external factors associated with recovery such as hope and optimism
  3. Explore the range of methods people use to maintain positive mental health
  4. Work effectively with service users to help them achieve a lifestyle consistent with their hopes and aspirations
  5. Practice skills of empathy, listening and understanding in supporting persons in recovery
  6. Apply a holistic understanding of people with mental health difficulties outlining their unique and individual needs
  7. Use verbal and non-verbal communication to assist persons living with mental health issues
  8. Work independently and as part of a healthcare team to respond appropriately to the needs of persons in recovery and living with mental health issues.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Project 40% Learner Record 60%.
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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