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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    6 months

Course summary

Introduction

Created and delivered with local authorities, practicing professionals and service users, you will develop confidence and skills in simulated community homes and via work based learning.

Accreditations and partnerships: Social Work England

Why study PGCert Mental Health Practice?

In accordance with The Mental Health Act, all local authorities must have sufficient approved professionals who can undertake mental health act assessments. To do this, practitioners including social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists must be qualified Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP).

Why study our course?

Developed in collaboration with local authorities, service users and carers from across the South West, this flexible course equips mental health practitioners with the knowledge and skills to become a qualified AMHP.

Delivered by academics, practicing AMHP leads, service users and carers, you will learn through a blend of academic theory and practice.

Working alongside diverse stakeholders, you will learn how to lead effective mental health act assessments and, where necessary, present evidence at legal hearings.

You will also develop vital confidence and skills practising in simulated environments including work based learning, simulation community house and mooting courtrooms.

Real world experience

Once you have studied the relevant law, knowledge, social perspectives and theory, you will apply this through work-based learning with the Approved Mental Health Team (AMT) in your sponsoring local authority.

Working in diverse environments, this will involve conducting, and leading, mental health interventions with a range of different service users.

Where it can take you

After successfully completing the course, you will become a qualified AMHP. You will be ready to apply for a warrant to practice with your employing local authority, and can then conduct assessments on their behalf.

Careers / Further study

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will qualify as an AMHP and can lead mental health assessments on behalf of your local authority once you have been warranted.

You may also go on to further study on an MSc in Professional Development at UWE Bristol.

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University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With over 30,000 students at UWE Bristol from over 160 countries, students will feel part of a friendly, multicultural community.
Bristol is a vibrant, creative, diverse and welcoming city – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 72 6

    13th out of 83 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    124 63%

    44th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    31st

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    128 73%

    27th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    6th

    33

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