Understanding Mental Health QQI Level 5


Code – 5N3772

The module is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to provide care for people who experience mental health problems, under nursing supervision, in the mental health services and/or to work in a broad range of support roles within mental health settings. 

Who should complete?

Understanding Mental Health (5N3772)is suitable for a diverse audience, including healthcare professionals, educators, social workers, counselors, and community advocates. It is also valuable for human resources professionals interested in fostering supportive workplace environments. Additionally, individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of mental health or support family members and caregivers of those with mental health conditions can benefit from completing this course.

Entry Requirements

To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.

Ideally a minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education and a strong interest in the provision of quality care in a healthcare setting.

Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as computer literacy skills, are essential. Students undertaking Level 6 module s are expected to demonstrate proficiency in reading, drafting, preparing, and comprehending information across various topics. Basic IT skills and access to necessary equipment such as a computer, broadband, email, Microsoft Office, and recording equipment are required for skills demonstration tasks. Additionally, learners must be capable of self-directed study as this module is delivered through blended learning.


Successful completion of Understanding Mental Health (5N3772) enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.

Understanding Mental Health (5N3772) is an elective module towards the Healthcare Support Level 5 – 5M4339 Major Award.

Upon successful completion of the module, learners will be awarded a QQI minor component Award in Understanding Mental Health (5N3772)

QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) serves as the national accrediting body for further education and training in Ireland. Barrow Consultancy & Training is duly registered with QQI to provide programmes leading to QQI awards within the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. For further information on the National Framework of Qualifications, please refer to this link.

For more detailed information regarding accreditation, please click here.

All registration and certification fees are encompassed within the module price.

Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

Group training and pricing details are available upon request.

Please feel free to contact us at 059 97 21416 for further information.