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Personality Disorder Graduate Certificate

Personality Disorder Graduate Certificate

Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

The Graduate Certificate (GradCert) Personality Disorder is a focused qualification in working with people who have a diagnosis of personality disorder. This course will give you the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge about the needs of people with personality disorder in a variety of settings. You will extend your knowledge, understanding and skills to support and meet the needs of the challenging experiences faced by people who are often stigmatised, isolated and rejected by society. On completion, students will have broadened your knowledge of personality disorder and enhanced your professional credentials. This is particularly the case if you are employed in the following settings and roles: community; forensic mental health; criminal justice social workers; mental health; Practitioners working in the Scottish Prison Service or police custody.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



Theory of Personality Disorder (20 Credits) - Core
Interventions and Strategies (20 Credits) - Core
Risk Assessment and Management Approaches (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£305 per module (20 credits) - This fee is for Scottish students. £820 per module (20 credits) - This fee is applicable for English, Northern Irish & Welsh and Channel Island & Isle of Man.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£820 per module (20 credits)

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be educated to degree level or equivalent. You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications.