Mental Health Practice

1 Year
September 2024
In Person

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health incorporates Approved Mental Health Professional training and uses an in-depth approach to developing skilled AMHP practitioners.

Why study with us

  • Our course draws on the expertise of practising AMHPs, academics, researchers, lawyers, service users and carers.
  • The course reflects the needs of our local employers and stakeholders and is continually shaped in response to feedback.
  • Build on and refine the skills and values needed to work as an autonomous, competent practitioner.

What you'll do

  • You will extend your University teaching into a practice placement in a mental health setting, with a suitably qualified AMHP acting as Practice Educator.
  • You’ll demonstrate applied knowledge through a practice portfolio.
  • On successful completion of this award, you could progress to a PGDip or MA award.


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Jill Hemmington
Senior Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Jill is Course Leader for UCLan’s Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) programme and post-qualifying AMHP CPD. Both are delivered nationally as standard or bespoke (accelerated or on-site) delivery. Jill’s doctoral research and training is around the independent role of t…


  • This course was approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and is now approved by Social Work England, the specialist body who regulates social workers in their vital roles.​

Fees and funding

Part-time£975 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£975 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£975 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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