Taught course

Systemic Practice

Institution
University of Leeds · Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGCertIntermediate ND Foundation ND

Entry requirements

This course is specifically designed for graduate level professionals with a first professional qualification in a relevant mental health or social care related discipline such as nursing, psychiatry, social work, clinical psychology or similar professions.

If you are working in a mental health or social care setting without a first professional qualification, you are welcome to apply for admission via our accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).

Applicants must be working in a setting suitable to undertake the Systemic Practice requirement of 60 hours of systemic practice during the second year. The practice requirement must be supported by the agency and have suitable clinical supervision arrangements and facility to record, with client consent, one session (visual or audio) of clinical practice for assessment purposes.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice covers the first two years of family therapy training and combines both Foundation and Intermediate level training in systemic practice. Each level of training is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.

Develop and connect

The course is multi-disciplinary and covers aspects of working with families in clinical settings, as well as wider applications of systemic thinking and practice. It is suitable for professionals working in nursing, psychiatry, social work, clinical psychology, voluntary organisations and related fields.

The course is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and successful completion meets the training requirement for application to the qualifying course in Systemic Family Therapy leading to UKCP registration.

The Leeds Family Therapy and Research Centre has been training therapists for over 22 years to help individuals, couples and families find ways of tackling their problems.

Please scroll down and read the essential Application Guidance before applying.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and as such fulfils the training requirements for Foundation and Intermediate level training in systemic practice. Read more on the Association's website.

Information for international students

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) funding by Health Education England in Yorkshire and the Humber

The Specialist Skills Post Registration Development (SSPRD) General Learning Credit (GLC) provides funding for students on some trainings in eight priority areas including ‘Skills and development for staff working with service users with Mental Health problems (Mental Health including learning disabilities)’ through which students working in NHS in Yorkshire and Humberside can receive training bursaries to cover the fees for the course. Funding may be available for 2019/20, funding cannot be guaranteed for subsequent years in light of ongoing changes within Health Education England and local training priorities.

For more information about the funding, please refer to the Application Guidance Systemic Practice & Family Therapy which will be made available here in January 2021.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Intermediate ND
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Foundation ND
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgmed-admissions@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 0806