Taught course

Mental Health Practice

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

Degree classification required for entry: Professional Qualification in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Nursing (with disability or mental health), and respective NMC or HCPC registration. You must have two years post qualifying experience and be sponsored by your organisation. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required. You can discuss our entry requirements and equivalents in more depth by emailing admissions@anglia.ac.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain significant recognition in your field whilst continuing to work in your own team, with our course for health and social care staff aiming to become Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs). Our course combines practice and theory to offer you the most effective learning experience. With the support from your employer, you'll shadow your local AMHP duty team to gain a valuable insight into the role. You’ll also study in university over a six-month period, whilst working two days a week in your own team.

You’ll learn beside a variety of professionals, from expert practitioners and service users to law professional trainers and psychiatric staff. We’ll also encourage you to visit services, such as older people wards or Child and Adolescent Mental Health, to gain further experience in clinical practice.

Anglia Ruskin is one of the largest providers of health, social care and education courses in the east of England. Our lively and innovative campus offers a wide range of specialist facilities which you can benefit from. As well as subject-specific resources, you'll also have open access to our libraries and computer suites and continual access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), from home as well as on campus.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Fees information

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868