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PG Cert Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing

PG Cert Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Self Development People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership Problem Awareness / Counselling (For Teachers)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Details

Mental health is everybody's business and all schools play a key role in supporting the mental health of their students. This course will enable you to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, help your school adopt strategies which prevent mental illness and improve your support processes for children and young people in schools. Working alongside fellow school leaders and teachers, you will gain an understanding of the evidence of effective whole school mental health and be able to apply this to your role as a school leader. You will learn how to recognise issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, so that you can take early steps to improve the mental health of the children in your care, developing sophisticated and original interventions to build their resilience and nurture appropriate coping mechanisms. You will provide an inclusive and enabling environment where every student's mental health can be supported and strengthened. The course will adopt a multidisciplinary, whole systems approach to the improvement of mental health and wellbeing. You will draw on expertise from school leadership and teaching, organisational change, child therapy, education psychology and social work, and you will develop the knowledge, confidence, independence and leadership skills to be able to provide effective mental health support for all your students. By strengthening your self-awareness and reflective skills, you will be able to confidently lead on best practice in the support and promotion of student resilience and mental health across your community.

Course Benefits

You will develop best practice when it comes to devising and leading on effective whole school mental health and wellbeing strategies as well as targeted interventions. Your expertise will support pupils, your teaching colleagues and the school's leadership team. Recent evidence has also shown that promoting positive mental health reduces behavioural problems and produces an array of positive outcomes, including improved attitudes to learning and better attendance and lower exclusion rates.

Modules

Critically review and update whole school evaluation plans with accuracy, coherence and technical sophistication by evaluating the areas of: leadership and strategy; organisational structure and culture; support for staff; staff professional development and learning; support for pupils; working with parents and carers; working with external services.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £723.20 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £36.16. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £723.20 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £36.16. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All Applicants should hold a leadership post in a school or educational setting and have satisfactory experience in this role to undertake the course. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional