Making Personalisation Effective in Mental Health Practice (SW4710) Short Course

Making Personalisation Effective in Mental Health Practice (SW4710) Short Course
This module aims to enable students to critically examine the ideological, legal and policy frameworks underpinning approaches to personalisation and mental health.

A range of modules are available to enhance your knowledge, develop skills and further your CPD. Credits can be gained on a standalone modular basis or used to achieve one of the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s CPD target awards.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Within 3 months, comprising 5 taught days plus self-directed study time.


School of Social Work, Care and Community

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

To be confirmed. To be notified please email

Entry Requirements:

This module is aimed at people working with individuals experiencing mental health problems; in private, independent and statutory providers of residential and foster care services to children and young people, or social care/community based services with adults.

All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Course Content

Course Outline:
This module aims to enable students to critically examine the ideological, legal and policy frameworks underpinning approaches to personalisation. Students will assess the impact of personalisation on recovery, quality of life and wellbeing for individuals experiencing mental health problems. The module will support students to critically analyse health and social care provision which impacts on effective personalisation.

Topics covered include:

  • The legal framework and key policies underpinning approaches to personalisation
  • Human rights and inclusion within mental health service care
  • Impact of personalisation on recovery, wellbeing, and quality of life
  • Approaches to risk management, crisis management and enablement
  • The impact of innovative personalisation practice on local service provision
  • Enabling service user choice and control, shared decision making and responsibility
  • The impact of personal choice through the use of personal budgets
  • Leadership and knowledge for the design, commission and delivery of health and social care practice

20 Credit Module at Level 7

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Presentation and Portfolio

Academic Expertise

Manjit Bola, Module Leader

Learning outcome & aims

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
  • Critically examine the legal framework and key policies behind the approaches to personalisation
  • Critically evaluate the impact of personalisation on health and social care practice with specific reference to mental health
  • Critically discuss organisational and professional barriers that constrain local personalisation practice
  • With reference to organisational or professional barriers identified, demonstrate a critically awareness of how an intervention can increase the uptake up of personal budgets and maximise the outcomes that result from them.

Industry links & professional accreditation

The School of Social Work Care and Community has worked closely with some of the key local statutory and independent employers in the development of this module. The learning from this module can be used to requirements for continuing professional development and continuing education.


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.


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Progression Routes

Under the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s Centre for CPD portfolio, this module can be completed as standalone or towards one of the following courses:
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development and Practice
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice with Adults
Masters in Professional Development and Practice

For full details of the Centre for CPD's offering and progression routes please visit


Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

Fees 2018/19 and 2019/20: £725 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Please contact the CPD team for specific guidance to support you in completing an application and to ensure it is directed appropriately once submitted. You will be advised to apply through the University Online Application System.

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

Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408

This module can be delivered on site for groups of staff, to help meet your workforce development needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

About UCLan

Centre for CPD

School of Social Work, Care & Community

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361