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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Psychiatry

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Personality Disorder can be studied as a stand-alone award, or can be taken as the first year of the MSc in Personality Disorder, for which there are two routes: MSc (Research) and MSc (Practice Development). Both are inter professional learning environments and aim to meet the knowledge and understanding framework promoted by the Department of Health, to assist practitioners to gain the knowledge and skills required to work with the client suffering from a personality disorder to achieve recovery. The PG Cert in Personality Disorder is aimed at practitioners who recognise the complexities of the client group and who aim to increase capacity of the service to meet the client needs. You will be taught by academics with clinical experience in the field as well as a number of guest lecturers who are specialists in providing therapy for people with personality disorder. Service users also contribute to the delivery of the programme. The course is managed by academics, clinicians, past and previous students and service users. You will learn about the theoretical context of personality disorder as well as therapeutic approaches to assisting the person with a personality disorder to recovery. Case presentations and assignments that engage with your own practice are utilised to assist you to develop positive ways of working with this complex client group.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

AUG-20

Modules

NU4015: Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches to Personality Disorder
NU3309: Theoretical Context of Personality Disorder

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject (i.e. health related, pure science or social science) from an approved institution of higher education. Students normally have at least two years post qualifying clinical experience in practice OR proof of equivalent experience in practice; Be working in, or able to access a practice environment that will enable them to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes; Have identified a work based mentor, who will support and guide your development throughout the course; Be able to provide two references (one practice/work and one academic); Be able to satisfy the course leader that you are competent to pursue the programme.

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