Bristol, University of the West of England

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Approved Mental Health Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

Developed in collaboration with local authorities, service users and carers from across the South West, this flexible course equips mental health practitioners with the knowledge and skills to become a qualified AMHP. Delivered by academics, practicing AMHP leads, service users and carers, you will learn through a blend of academic theory and practice. Working alongside diverse stakeholders, you will learn how to lead effective mental health act assessments and, where necessary, present evidence at legal hearings. You will also develop vital confidence and skills practising in simulated environments including our hospital ward, simulation community house and mooting courtrooms.

Course details

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of methods - all focused on showing how you have applied learning to real world scenarios. As well as developing a portfolio of evidence from your practice, you will undertake a law exam, oral presentation and written assignment. An AMHP practice assessor will assess your ability to meet AMHP regulations through regular supervision sessions and formal observation during practice.

Entry requirements

You will need to be fully qualified and registered as either a Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Chartered Psychologist. You will need to have at least two years experience in mental health and undertaken a consolidation module.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4750 Year 1
Scotland £4750 Year 1
Wales £4750 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Bristol, University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY

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Additional information

Thursday 18th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Friday 19th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 20th August - 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday 21st August - Closed Monday 22nd August to Thursday 26th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 27th August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 27th August and Monday 29th August - Closed Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd September – 09:00 – 16:30

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Approved Mental Health Practice at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS