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Education Mental Health Practice PGDip

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Combining academic study with a clinical placement, you’ll gain direct experience of delivering cognitive-behavioural interventions to young people. You’ll also learn to support wider mental health interventions in school/college settings, as part of mental health support teams.

The course forms part of a shared Department of Health and Department for Education policy to increase access to psychological therapies and mental health support in school settings. This may result in some ‘recruit-to-train’ posts – advertised on NHS Jobs – where students are employed by a local mental health support team, receiving a salary and having a fully funded place on the course as part of their employment.

The PGDip is run in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, providing a range of mental health services across the South of England.


As this course is linked to a new and rapidly expanding national role (education mental health practitioner), we expect there to be a high demand for Education Mental Health Practice PGDip graduates.

On graduation, you’ll have the right balance of knowledge, skills and clinical experience for jobs within the field of mental health support in educational contexts. Future employers could include the NHS, and the education and community/voluntary sector. You can also choose to undertake further professional mental health/therapy training.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 79 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.25 65%



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