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Approved Mental Health Practice PGDip

University of Brighton

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    114th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    43rd

    (Social Work)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.60

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.42

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    SEP-19

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.

Tuition Fees

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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.

University information

University Ranking

114th

About this University

The University of Brighton is a thriving multi-campus university on the south coast of England with a longstanding focus on practice-based, creative and professional education. All undergraduate courses provide opportunities for work-related learning, with many offering professional accreditation and extended work placements. Students can tailor their degree through optional modules that fit with their particular interests.

Address

Falmer Campus

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

UNITED KINGDOM