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    Interested if anyone has completed this. I'm in Scotland and was looking at completing this course. I'm unfamiliar with level 2 qualifications but wondered if it was worth it.
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    If it's free I would go for it, it's a qualification to go on your cv plus you'd have a better understanding of dementia I often undertake level 2 qualifications with vision2learn
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    Thanks for advice. I'm doing an OU course on health and social care but the dream is to become a nurse and specialise in dementia. I've enquired as to what's invloved assessment wise as it would be good to say in an interview that I'm working on a short dementia course. Thanks for advice. Didn't know there were so many free courses out there. :-)
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    I have just enquired onto that one too! So thanks for finding it, I have been looking for free ones for a while because vision2learn only have 2 courses funded in my area arm and neither are relevant to nursing
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    No worries, it looks interesting, hope to hear back soon are you already studying nursing?
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    I have just received an unconditional offer so will be starting in September. Are you planning on starting then too?
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    Yes hopefully. :-)
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    Where are you hoping to go?


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    Hoping to go to Glasgow Caledonian to do the 3 year adult nursing. It was a mix of the caring for and death of my gran and the fact that the ICU department in one of the hospital here saved my life last year that really pushed me to go for it. It was one of those careers that I've been wanting to do for years but thought I couldn't do the study but my whole life perspective has changed in the last year.
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    Hey I just wanted to give my two cents on the NCFE Level 2 Certificates. I've done a few and think a lot of them - they are a good little qualification and very relevant to healthcare if you only have limited experience. I work on a mental health unit and many of the staff have completed at least one, including the nursing staff. One unit I know of had a CQC inspection and were very impressed to see that the Support Workers had all completed the safe handling of medications course - they are certainly worth doing!

    For anyone thinking of doing mental health nursing I'd really recommend the Understanding Working in Mental Health certificate offered at Somerset College - I was really impressed by how recovery focused it was.


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    (Original post by CosmicJay)
    Hey I just wanted to give my two cents on the NCFE Level 2 Certificates. I've done a few and think a lot of them - they are a good little qualification and very relevant to healthcare if you only have limited experience. I work on a mental health unit and many of the staff have completed at least one, including the nursing staff. One unit I know of had a CQC inspection and were very impressed to see that the Support Workers had all completed the safe handling of medications course - they are certainly worth doing!

    For anyone thinking of doing mental health nursing I'd really recommend the Understanding Working in Mental Health certificate offered at Somerset College - I was really impressed by how recovery focused it was.


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    Could you tell me what kind of assessments are involved in the mental health one?
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    The lay out of the assessments and the guide books will be very very similar to the dementia course - basically you read the pages your told to read in the guide and put the information into your own words for each question. The questions are asked and the information given in a very easy to understand manner - there's no going through page after page trying to find some little bit of information.

    The course has five units and you submit one a month - which is very little work, even if five units sounds a lot! The units are:

    * Mental Health and Mental Health Issues
    * Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care
    * Valuing Equality and Diversity
    * Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health
    * Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health

    All very relevant to working in mental health, supporting vulnerable adults and having a recovery-focused, values-based approach - in other words hitting all the sweet spots!


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    Bradford college offer similar courses just two months long Name:  ImageUploadedByStudent Room1422128508.016284.jpg
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