Postgraduate, Professional Development
Flexible – please discuss options with CPD team
This PG Cert is a new programme aimed at mental health practitioners across the health and social care sector who would like to develop their CPD through further academic study. The focus of the programme is to evaluate and analyse mental health law and practice and thus it will be attractive to any practitioners who are applying mental health law within their roles and responsibilities at work. This course is also designed for experienced mental health practitioners who may need an alternative to the AMHP pathway.
All of the modules in this programme are structured with the busy practitioner in mind and offer blended learning approaches alongside traditional learning environments. The aim of each module is to consolidate existing knowledge, learn new knowledge and skills, promote research informed practice and most importantly consider the impact on performance, enhancing service delivery and improving the service user experience. The course has been designed to ensure it is relevant and flexible to employer needs.
This course is available for all practitioners in the field of social work or social care and will form part of their employer’s commitment to CPD alongside their own registration requirements with professional regulators.
There is a standard benchmark of a first degree at 2.2 or above in a relevant subject, but non-standard entrants with suitable experience in social care and evidence of recent study will be considered.
International applications must have an IELTS score of a minimum of 7.0.
Applicants will normally be practitioners in an area of social care or social work.
Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 15 May 2018
The course will enable and support students to:
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 894361/893408
For further details about the course and module options please contact:
Phil O’Hare, Course Leader
Tel: +44 (0)1772 893414
Part-time: £725 per module for 2018/19 or 2019/20 start (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
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The Centre for CPD has been awarded BASW CPD Provider Accreditation. Valid February 2018 – February 2020.
Compulsory module SW4726 assessment is a project.
Depending on which 2 optional modules you choose, you will also complete the following assessments relating to those modules:
SW4714: Workbook and presentation.
SW4120: Portfolio and exam.
SW4703: Reflective account and action plan.