Taught course

Mental Health Practice

University of Bradford · Department of Social Sciences and Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants can only be professional qualified social workers, nurses (including school nurses), occupational therapists or psychologists who can be working in either the statutory or voluntary and independent sector. All applicants must be nominated by a local authority or other employer. Usually applicants will have a good (minimum 2.2) first degree. In exceptional cases candidates without a first degree may submit evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level Applicants whose first language is not English will also be expected to possess an English Language qualification such as IELTS at 7.5.

Months of entry


Course content

For employer-sponsored students seeking to train as Approved Mental Health Professionals (AHMP).
The course considers the AHMP role in relation to:
Values and Ethics;
Law, Policies and Procedures.
Additionally it thoroughly grounds students in the following key areas of knowledge, competence and risk:
Mental distress/'mental health difficulties': models for practice;
Partnerships in mental health practice;
Risk: evidence-based decision-making and communication.
It considers mental health issues from both a diagnostic and social perspective. These modules, along with the 60 day practice will allow students to be recognised by Local Authorities as Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Kate Karban
+44 (0)1274 233512