Taught course

Mental Health Practice

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Please see course website for details: http://courses.leedsbckett.ac.uk/mentalhealth_pgcert

Months of entry


Course content

Working in mental health can be demanding but rewarding. Gain the skills to become an approved mental health professional (AMHP) who practises safely and effectively.

As an AMHP, you will need to act independently and assertively, taking accountability for the decisions you make. Approved by the Health & Care Professions Council, your course will give you the skills to be aneffective practitioner with a comprehensive understanding of current legislation. By looking at issues such as asylum, substance misuse and how adult mental health relates to child protection, you will bewell prepared for the responsibilities of the role.

Studying alongside peers from areas such as social work, nursing and psychology, you will share and learn from different viewpoints, broadening your perspective of mental health issues. Teaching is delivered by professionals who have extensive expertise in mental health provision, many of whom are already AMHPs.

Qualification and course duration


part time
6 months

Course contact details

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