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Approved Mental Health Professional Practice (PGCert)

Our postgraduate course will see you train for Approved Mental Health Professional status.

Postgraduate Certificate Approved Mental Health Professional Practice Overview

Year of entry: 2016

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Overview

Course overview

This PGCert in Approved Mental Health Professional Practice looks at the integration of mental health issues, psychiatry and mental health law in multidisciplinary teams from a social perspective.

You will attend lectures held by psychiatrists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as service users and carers.

Completing five mandatory course units and a competent Practice Portfolio will result in Approved Mental Health Professional status.

You may also go on to study for a postgraduate diploma before completing an MSc in Applied Mental Health.

This course requires support from your employer and a secondment to the training.

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate
Duration
PT 12 or 24 months
Entry requirements
An undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent alternative qualifications or experience.

Full entry requirements

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+44 (0) 161 306 5439
How to apply

You should only be applying for this course if you have been nominated by your employer.

Please apply using the on-line application form. Please make sure you read all instructions for completing the on-line application carefully. If you have any problems with the on-line form please contact us at pgt.medicine@manchester.ac.uk .

On-line application form

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

The Programme combines Academic Study with practice in mental health. The focus of the Programme is on Approved Mental Health Professional (AMPH) training.

The emphasis of AMHP training is on the integration of mental health issues, psychiatry and mental health law in multi-disciplinary teams, but from a social perspective. The lecturers will reflect this multi-disciplinary approach and will 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. The Employers must agree to provide a Practice Educator and an appropriate Practice Learning Placement.

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

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Approved Mental Health Professional Practice will be able to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Mental Health and, if they successfully complete the Diploma (which includes a literature review), progress to the MSc in Applied Mental Health.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850 (5 units at £770 each)

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.