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PGCert Postgraduate Certificate Approved Mental Health Professional Practice

PGCert Postgraduate Certificate Approved Mental Health Professional Practice

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Studies People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Nursing Medical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Our PGCert in Approved Mental Health Professional Practice is the only certificate that allows students to gain Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status and be approved by local authorities.

The course combines academic study with practice in mental health, with a focus on AMHP training.

AMHP training covers the integration of mental health issues, psychiatry and mental health law in multidisciplinary teams from a social perspective.

Our lecturers reflect this multidisciplinary approach and include psychiatrists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as service users and carers.

Students undertaking AMHP training must be supported by their employers and seconded to the training. Employers must agree to provide a Practice Educator and an appropriate Practice Learning Placement.

To meet the requirements for AMHP, you must successfully complete the four mandatory course units and a competent Practice Portfolio.

Students who successfully complete the PGCert will be able to progress to our PGDip in Applied Mental Health, which includes a literature review. You can then progress to our MSc in Applied Mental Health.

Aims

Our PGCert has been designed for those wishing to seek authorisation under the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007, to discharge the duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional.

The outcome is to produce knowledgeable and skilled professionals who will be able to discharge statutory responsibilities under this legislation, and who will also have the ability to stay abreast of cutting-edge research and development within contemporary mental health services, as well as having the capacity to translate research insights into practice.

Teaching and learning

Our lecturers include psychiatrists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as service users and carers.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme. Students are required to complete assessed essays, an 'open book' mental health law examination and practice-focused assessments.

Associated organisations

Contributors to the course include mental health trust staff, voluntary and third sector staff and service users and carers.

Modules

To equip students with a multi-dimensional knowledge of the Psychiatric Model. This will enable them to understand, participate effectively in and significantly contribute to Mental Health Assessments with individuals in Psychiatric Crisis.
Practice Portfolio (AMHP) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£1,900 (2 units at £950 each) per annum

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

We require an undergraduate degree (minimum Lower Second) or equivalent alternative qualifications or experience.