Short course Advanced mental health policy and practice
Social Work and Community
The Advanced mental health policy and practice short course with credits is designed as preparation for professionals who are considering undertaking the UEL-validated Postgraduate Diploma Approved Mental Health Practice.
This course is intended for qualified and experienced social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists or psychologists. As a participant, you will be sponsored by your employer.
You must have a valid registration with a relevant professional body, such as the HCPC, and be employed in an appropriate professional setting, in addition to the overall programme requirements.
Continued Professional Development
This course meets the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements as set by the Health and Care Professions Council.
This course is equivalent to 15 credits of a Master's degree - you can study it as a standalone qualification or as part of a specialist pathway in other named qualifications.
How you'll learn
The course begins with an induction session led by UEL Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer Mark Wheeler, followed by four one-day workshops between February and April.
As a student on the course, you will arrange five hour-long observations on separate occasions in a psychiatric ward. You will later explore these observations in reflective practice seminars - the core of your learning.
The structured learning series also involves a reading/theory seminar, and an input session on key themes in mental health.
Fees and funding
£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme
Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,280 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.
Applications are made directly through Student Finance England
Whether you qualify depends on:
• if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
• your course
• your age
• your nationality or residency status
Full eligibility can be found here
Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.
The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.
To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click hereTerms and conditions apply.
How we can help youDid you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?
If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.
*Sutton Trust Report 2013
Alumni Discount - 15 per cent
Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent
Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500
Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000Terms and conditions apply.
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• In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
• Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here
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Phone: 020 8223 4444
The course lasts 4 days from 10 am - 4 pm:
21 February 2020 (Friday)
06 March 2020 (Friday)
20 March 2020 (Friday)
03 April 2020 (Friday)
What you'll study
This course is an accredited MA-level short course worth 15 credits. You can study it flexibly as a standalone short course or combine it with specialised pathways to achieve named awards. It is linked to your professional requirement as a social worker to provide evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), as part of your continued registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, and within the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) of the College of Social Work.
Studying these courses offers you the opportunity to update your skills in practice interventions and deepen your knowledge base about current research and policy in contemporary practice.
You can also apply for accredited prior learning through UEL’s ACL system to progress towards achieving postgraduate awards.
Your future career
Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal