Child and Adolescent Mental Health AdvCert

Child and Adolescent Mental Health AdvCert
The Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice has been developed in response to local and national policy relating to the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice.

It aims to enable different professional groups working within the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services [CAMHS] to enhance their existing practice and develop specialist knowledge and skills. The course can be taken at academic level 5 or 6.

The range of subject material, innovative teaching, learning and assessment strategies and the personal development planning opportunities embodied within this programme will furnish the practitioner with skills to react to these demands and also foster lifelong learning opportunities.

Entry and Admissions

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Ancillary Award:




Study Mode:

Part time

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Course Length:

Part-time: 12 weeks, one study day per week.

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



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Entry Requirements:

Interested students must be working within a relevant child and adolescent mental health context and have access to healthcare area, with children, young people, their carer’s and families. This course can be studied at academic level 5 or 6 dependant on students’ needs and abilities.

Course Content

Course Outline:
This double module can be taken at either academic level 5 or 6:
  • NU2017 (academic level 5) Enhancing Practice: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (40 credits)
  • NU3024 (academic level 6) Enhancing Practice: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (40 credits).

    The course has been developed for professionals who are either new to working with children, young people and families or who are seeking to build upon recent experience. The course outcomes reflect the developmental needs of healthcare practitioners, the service needs of the organisations and most importantly the desire to improve the quality of care delivered to children, young people and families accessing CAMHS and healthcare in a variety of environments.


Course at a Glance

Year 1
Semester 2

  • NU2017 (academic level 5) Enhancing Practice: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (40 credits)
  • NU3024 (academic level 6) Enhancing Practice: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (40 credits)

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Teaching on this course will involve a broad range of teaching methods which include role play and experiential learning, problem based learning, structured reflection and small group teaching. ELearn will also assist with student support throughout the course.

Assessment includes: case study and the production of a health promotion leaflet.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.


For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839