Key Facts

Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Qualification No:
20 hours
Total qualification time:
20 hours
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Recognise personal growth and engagement in learning

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • E-assessment
  • Multiple Choice Examination

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Entry Level (Entry 3) and Level 1 Mental Wellbeing qualifications provide an introduction to mental wellbeing: what constitutes good mental health and mental ill-health; how to keep mentally healthy; how to recognise deteriorating mental health and support friends and family with mental health issues; how to access available support.

    Rules of Combination

    This qualification is a short introduction to support learners to develop their understanding of mental wellbeing.

    The single-unit qualification is assessed via an online assessment.



    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit.

    Understanding Mental Wellbeing

    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    To equip learners with an introductory understanding of mental wellbeing.

    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Understanding of what is meant by mental health and ill-health; how to look after own mental well-being; how to support friends and family with mental health difficulties; and how to access mental health support

    Progression & entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

    Additional funding information for Safeguarding & Wellbeing qualifications

    For Adults

    This qualification is eligible for funding under the adult education budget (AEB).
    This qualification is eligible for funding under the European Social Fund (ESF).

    For Young People

    This qualification appears on the section 96 approved qualification list for delivery to young people aged less than 19 years old.
    This qualification is available for funding as part of a study programme.

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Mental Wellbeing Sample Assessments

    We have also developed free teaching resources to support the delivery of the Entry Level 3 Award in Mental Wellbeing. These resources are available for approved Centres to download free of charge from Prism and can be found on the “Documents” tab of the relevant qualification.