Taught course

Education - Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties

Oxford Brookes University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Students must hold a degree qualification at 2.2 or above and must be working in a relevant setting where they will be working with children and/or young people with SEMH difficulties as part of their practice.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Postgraduate Certificate in the advanced study of social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) is offered in partnership with Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA).

SEBDA is a national organisation with a history of promoting the emotional well-being of children and young people through the training of professionals who work with them.

Our PG Cert Education – Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties is ideal if you work in a relevant setting with children and/or young people with:

  • social
  • emotional
  • and mental health difficulties.

Our teaching staff have practical experience in managing SEMH difficulties in a range of settings. You will gain insight and training in SEMH difficulties driven by evidence-based practice.

You have the option of an autumn residential and spring study day. These will help you to develop collaboration, networking and learning skills.

The Master's-level course is delivered online. You can choose to complete it via the flexible Distance Learning option.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848