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Mental Health Practice PGCert

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

Mental health practitioners are in demand nationwide. This course gives you the skills to practice up to Associate Practitioner level in NHS Mental Health Services.

We are one of the largest psychology units in the UK. You will study in an intellectually stimulating, supportive environment for postgraduate research and study.

You will learn a range of therapeutic practices, assessment, ethics, and partnership and recovery working. You will also become familiar with being part of a multidisciplinary team within NHS Mental Health Services. Clinical placements are a key part of this course, where you’ll engage with adults experiencing complex mental health difficulties.


With its associated clinical placements, this course maximises your chances of employment both within the NHS and other mental health providers.


By studying this module, you gain knowledge and critical understanding of the key models that operate in mental health services. You develop a broad understanding of psychiatric diagnosis, formulation and recovery. And you critically explore the underpinning philosophies and implications of the different models.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy, and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.