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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Nursing Medical Assistant Skills (Hospital)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health incorporates Approved Mental Health Professional training and uses an in-depth approach to developing skilled AMHP practitioners We deliver standard and bespoke AMHP core training and CPD, blending core professional AMHP training with values-based and evidence-based practice.

This programme is for qualified and professionally registered mental health practitioners, including social workers, mental health and learning disability nurses, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists.

Usually you will be nominated and funded by your local authority, but this course is open to applicants who meet the entry requirements, including practitioners working outside of a local authority too.

Our trainees have said they’ve been ‘keen and motivated to learn’ and the teaching methods, content and style of delivery have led to a ‘shift in thinking’ for them. Our course has been developed in collaboration with regional local authorities.

Why study with us

  • Our course draws on the expertise of practising AMHPs, academics, researchers, lawyers, service users and carers.
  • The course reflects the needs of our local employers and stakeholders and is continually shaped in response to feedback.
  • Build on and refine the skills and values needed to work as an autonomous, competent practitioner.


This module aims to develop your decision-making skills within mental health legislation for service users. You will plan interventions that are sensitive and appropriate to diverse needs and be able to recognise discrimination and inequality.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Fees 2020/21: Part-time: £880 per 20 credits (UK/EU).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Full-time fee is £10,906. It is a guide for part-time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree in health related area or equivalent.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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