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Mental Health Practice including Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Training PG Cert

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Central Lancashire

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) PGCert at UCLan has been developed in collaboration with the regional Local Authorities. It provides an intense period of teaching and learning which draws on the expertise of AMHPs, academics, lawyers and service users and carers.

The programme reflects the needs of our local employers and stakeholders and we continually shape this in response to feedback. Agency colleagues and previous learners found UCLan’s AMHP programme to have a “supportive learning environment” in which they feel “keen and motivated to learn”, experiencing a “shift in thinking” towards the AMHP perspective and value base.

This course is specific to qualified and professionally registered mental health practitioners (Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Clinical Psychologists) who are usually nominated and funded by their Local Authority to undertake AMHP training. It is also open to any applicants that meet the entry requirements, including practitioners working outside of a Local Authority. Applicants will need to have access to a suitable practice placement with a practice assessor who is a qualified AMHP.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, material for self-directed learning, e-learning, workshops will form part of university-based learning provision.

Students will be required to link formal learning to their practice and will be encouraged to build on existing skills/develop new skills to consolidate their learning across the academic and practice fields.

Skills, values and knowledge will be developed through group discussions, group tutorials, presentations and practice learning opportunities.

The overarching teaching and learning strategy will enable students to develop cognitive skills which are appropriate to independent learning and postgraduate study.

A range of assessment methods will include essays, presentations, case studies, practice observation, reflective writing, practice portfolios, and personal development files.

Progression Routes

The PG Cert is part of the Centre for CPD in the School of Social Work. On successful completion of this award students can progress to PG Dip/MA awards as part of their CPD. On successful completion of this award students can progress to PGDip/MA awards as part of their CPD.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 83 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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