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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.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
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.
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.
You can also progress by studying our MSc Professional Development course.
For more information about this course, see its listing on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.
Students will need to be fully qualified and registered in one of the following professions: a social worker registered with the Health Care Professions Council; a first level nurse, registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurses' Part of the Register maintainedunder article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001(a), with the inclusion of an entry indicating their field of practice is mental health or learning disabilities nursing; an occupational therapist registered in Part 6 of the Register maintained under article 5 of the Health Professions Order 2001(a); a chartered psychologist who is listed in the British Psychological Society's Register of Chartered Psychologists and who holds a relevant practising certificate issued by that Society(b). You will need to have at least two years' experience in mental health or undertaken an evidencing work based learning module at UWE Bristol.
A champion of ambition, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers students an exceptional learning environment dedicated to success. From developing skills, acquiring new qualifications, boosting career prospects, or embarking on a complete career change, UWE Bristol offers all students a welcoming and supportive environment within a thriving and inviting city.
The university offers an impressive variety of taught and research degrees in a multitude of subjects, including biomedical science, animation, health psychology, wildlife filmmaking, and many more. Flexible study options, on campus, online, or a combination of the two, ensure UWE Bristol is an accessible university that offers something for everyone.
UWE Bristol boasts superb industry-standard facilities and has invested over £300 million in creating a state-of-the-art educational setting.
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