Taught course

Education - Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties

Oxford Brookes University · School of Education

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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

We offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Understanding and Managing Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties in partnership with the Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA).

This course is ideal if you work with children and/or young people with social and emotional difficulties as part of your practice.

You will gain insight and training in SEMH difficulties driven by evidence-based practice.

Our teaching staff are master's qualified. They have practical experience in managing SEMH difficulties in a range of settings.

At master's level, our course is mostly delivered online. We also offer a flexible distance learning option.

You will have access to the Moodle virtual learning environment. Moodle gives you access to collaborative learning activities and resources.

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