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Advanced Social Work Studies (Mental Health Officer Award) PgCert

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme description

This programme is the postgraduate qualification for qualified social workers wishing to practice as mental health officers (MHOs). It has been designed and delivered in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and twelve local authorities in the East of Scotland.

The programme focuses upon the role of the MHO in relation to relevant Scottish legislation.

Under Section 32(2) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (the 2003 Act), local authorities have a statutory duty to appoint MHOs to undertake mandatory responsibilities, enshrined in legislation, currently: the 2003 Act; the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000; the Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995

The programme also prepares MHOs to integrate knowledge of other relevant legislation, including: the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007;

Its primary aim is to provide the Advanced Social Work Studies - PgCert Mental Health Officer Award in partnership with the East of Scotland MHO Award Partnership.

It comprises four taught courses and two periods of assessed MHO practice.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 122 15

    10th out of 79 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    179 85%

    7th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    34th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    104th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    143 83%

    4th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    60th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    56th

    31

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