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Approved Mental Health Practice PGDip

University of Brighton

Key Information

Course duration: 6 months

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma

Subject Ranking

Nursing

  • Research Quality
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    3.17 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

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    0.09 / 1.00

Social Work

  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

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    2.60 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

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    0.42 / 1.00

Rankings are for reference only as they apply to undergraduate subjects

Fees

Home students: The cost is £680 per 20-credit module and £1,360 per 40-credit e tuition fee quoted is for 2017/18 entry. There may be a slight increase in fees for 2018/19 entry.
EU students: To be confirmed
Overseas students: To be confirmed

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The Course

Summary

This level 7 course is for social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and psychologists who are working in the mental health services and looking for approval by a local authority to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). This is a specific, legally defined role under the Mental Health Act 1983 that qualifies you to assess whether there are grounds to detain mentally disordered individuals, a responsibility that used to be the preserve of social workers but that has since been opened up to other mental health professionals. The course operates in close partnership with four local authorities: Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and Surrey County Council. Applicants from other local authorities or NHS Mental Health Trusts are also welcome. If you are an independent (ie non-seconded) applicant, you must have a written agreement from a local authority or NHS trust saying that they will provide and assess your AMHP placement. Successful students are eligible to apply for approval as an Approved Mental Health Professional by a local authority.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 Full-time 6 months, January to June at Falmer Campus

University of Brighton

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Postal Address

School of Health Sciences
University of Brighton
Village Way
Falmer
Brighton
BN1 9PH
ENGLAND

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