Candidates (who may be social workers, nurses, psychologists or occupational therapists) should: be registered with a professional body; have at least two years’ post qualifying experience; have relevant experience of working with people with mental disorders; have the support of their employer and access to appropriate learning opportunities; have either a Bachelor or Master’s Degree or, in exceptional circumstances, where this academic requirement is not met, applicants must satisfy the Director of the Programme that their experience and qualifications equip them to undertake postgraduate study. This can be evidenced by, for example, a relevant Post Qualifying Award. Candidates who do not hold a degree may be required to attend an interview.
Months of entry
The course has been introduced to meet the new roles and responsibilities for professionals working with individuals who are considered for, and who become subject to compulsory hospital admission and/ or treatment and aftercare introduced in the Mental Health Act 2007. This is the only course of its kind in Wales. This course aims to meet the key competencies required by the Welsh Government and the Key Skills considered by the Care Council for Wales to be appropriate for the role of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs).
Modules typically include:
• Values Based Practice and Ethical Decision Making in Mental Health Services
• Policy and Law in Mental Health Services
• Understanding Mental Health and Mental Distress
• Professional Decision Making and Partnership in the Mental Health Services
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
This programme is funded through health and social service employers and you should seek agreement for nomination to allow you to access this programme.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- College of Human and Health Sciences
- +44 (0)1792 295789