Taught course

Mental Health Practice Including Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Training

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) PGCert at UCLan has been developed in collaboration with the regional Local Authorities. It provides an intense period of teaching and learning which draws on the expertise of AMHPs, academics, lawyers and service users and carers.

The programme reflects the needs of our local employers and stakeholders and we continually shape this in response to feedback. Agency colleagues and previous learners found UCLan’s AMHP programme to have a “supportive learning environment” in which they feel “keen and motivated to learn”, experiencing a “shift in thinking” towards the AMHP perspective and value base.

This course is specific to qualified and professionally registered mental health practitioners (Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Clinical Psychologists) who are usually nominated and funded by their Local Authority to undertake AMHP training. It is also open to any applicants that meet the entry requirements, including practitioners working outside of a Local Authority. Applicants will need to have access to a suitable practice placement with a practice assessor who is a qualified AMHP.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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