Taught course

Child and Family Mental Health Work

Middlesex University · School of Health and Education

Entry requirements

Evidence of previous ability to study at UK higher education Level 5 for Level 6 module, or at Level 6 for Level 7 module. If a non-mental health professional, one year experience in child, adolescent and family work where mental health issues are present and be currently working with children, adolescents and families experiencing mental health issues. To have Basic IT skills. Access to the Internet.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This is a specialist award focusing entirely on infancy, child and family mental health and can be undertaken at Level 6 (for the Advanced Diploma) or Level 7 (for the Postgraduate Certificate). The award is 60 credits in total.

Aims and Content

This course includes two 30 credit modules: MHR 3626/4626 Infancy, Child and Family Mental Health: Working with Children and Families from 0-11 years and MHR 3630/4630 Practice Based Learning Project. Please see individual module descriptions for course content and entry requirements.

These programme awards will allow for students to undertake one taught module, and then pursue their own studies in their workplace and develop their own (and or their colleagues) practice further and gain either an Advanced Diploma award or a Postgraduate Certificate award.

At Level 6, this award gives 60 credits - these two Level 6 modules also form optional modules for the Graduate Diploma Specialist Social Work Award (Children and Families), a postqualifying award within the GSCC Postqualifying framework) or BSc Mental Health.

At Level 7, this award gives 60 credits counting towards a Postgraduate Diploma / MSc.

For anyone who has experience of working with infants, children and families who wishes to develop and enhance their existing skills and capabilities (MHR4626) or new to this area of work who wishes to increase their knowledge and skills in child and adolescent mental health work in a variety of settings (i.e. health, local authority, educational settings and or within the voluntary and independent sector). i.e. Newly qualified nurses (RMNs or RSCNs), possibly nursery nurses, Sure Start workers, Child and Adolescent Counsellors, Workers in Tier 4 and Tier 3 CAMHS, Children's Centre workers, Family support workers, Social workers, Youth Workers.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)20 8411 5555