Taught course

Interprofessional Practice (Approved Mental Health Professional)

Institution
University of Lincoln · School of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Written Test

Applicants who have not undertaken study at a Postgraduate level before and whose undergraduate degree is 2:2 or lower, will be required to undertake a short written test. This can be submitted at any point in the application process however must be received by the Professional Development Centre, at cpd@lincoln.ac.uk, by no less than two weeks prior to the start date of the module applied for.

Months of entry

January, February

Course content

The programme aims to enable students to develop the knowledge, competences, and values needed to carry out the specific duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under current mental health legislation.

The University of Lincoln has a record of specialist mental health training, having run the former Approved Social Worker programmes for a number of years. The Approved Mental Health Professional programme has run since 2009.

This programme commences with a seven-week 'Academic Block' followed by a ten-week 'Practice Placement Block', which includes a 40-day supervised, statutory mental health placement. The academic block is full-time, however the mental health practice placement can be taken on a longer term part-time basis if required.

All students are provided with comprehensive documentation and relevant textbooks and are enrolled as students of the University of Lincoln, allowing access to university resources including the library and electronic Blackboard system.

The academic programme block covers three core modules over a five-week period with attendance from Monday to Thursday each week. This is a sustained five-week commitment.

The supervised mental health practice placement is taken over 40 days. This is flexible, and can be achieved through a placement duration of two to five days per week (the option of completing this through a two-day per week placement may be attractive to part-time applicants). Staff are available to help support the arrangement of these placements if necessary.

Teaching and learning on this programme uses blended-learning methods. The core content delivery includes a combination of presentations, workshops, directed learning and practice based learning. During the five-week study block students will be in University or engaging with online learning for four full days per week. During the placement period, one day a week in University is typical. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in presentations and workshops.

All placements are provided by partner organisations and students are supported while on placement by work-based mentors and practice educators, as well as university tutors.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Due to the nature of this programme weekly contact hours may vary. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study. For more detailed information specific to this course please contact the Programme Leader.

What you need to know:

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    5 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

This programme commences with a seven-week 'Academic Block' followed by a ten-week 'Practice Placement Block', which includes a 40-day supervised, statutory mental health placement. The academic block is full-time, however the mental health practice placement can be taken on a longer term part-time basis if required.

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
cpd@lincoln.ac.uk