Taught course

Educational Mental Health Practicioner

University of Southampton · Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:2 degree in any subject and experience of working or volunteering with children and young people in a mental health context. You cannot apply for the course directly without applying for the role of a trainee EMHP

Months of entry


Course content

Explore education-based mental health practice at a global top 100* university.

Learn to provide low intensity CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) interventions for children, young people and their parents or carers. Support common mental health problems including anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties on this Education Mental Health Practitioner PGDip.
You'll gain the skills to work in education settings and assist schools with their mental health strategies. When you successfully complete the course you'll be qualified to practice and primed to take the next step in your career
This course is fully funded by the NHS. The training is provided as part of an MHST clinical training role. The trainee role is full time and you earn a wage equal to the NHS Agenda for Change Band 4.
*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

English language requirements: band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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