Level 3 Course in Understanding Mental Health Advanced Learner Loan

Funded through an advanced learner loan, paid back when earning over £27k a year

The mental health crisis is becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, with 1 in 4 adults experiencing a mental health problem every year. The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental well-being. Learners will build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of occupational roles, gaining an understanding of the skills needed to work in mental health services, the importance of addressing mental health problems, and how legislation and publicity are changing attitudes towards those seeking treatment.

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Advanced Learner Loan

Course Delivery


Course Duration

15 Weeks

Awarding Body


Course Content

  • Understanding the context of mental health and well-being

  • Promotion of mental health and well-being

  • Mental health problems, associated issues and consequences

  • Understanding mental ill health

  • Working in mental health

When do I repay the learner loan?

You only start to repay the advanced learner loan when earning over £27,295 per year (over £524 a week or over £2,274 a month). If you are earning less than this repayment threshold, there is nothing to pay.

Repayments are made through the Student Loans Company (SLC), and will start the April after you leave your course or the April 4 years after the course started (if studying part time).

Learner loan payments will automatically stop if your income goes below the payment threshold or you stop working.

You can make extra repayments to pay the loan off early, there are no extra charges or penalties for this. Extra payments can be made through the online account or by direct debit.

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