University of Chichester

Degree level: Postgraduate

Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools (Taught)

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Course summary

Explore the current understanding mental health in schools This certificate is designed to support individuals, schools or local authorities who are working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to promoting awareness of mental health in schools. As the education sector focuses on transformative changes that need to be made post-pandemic, concerns regarding mental health and wellbeing have never been so important. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have been unprecedented and have created challenges with commentators expressing concerns for children’s mental and physical health. On this course you will:

  • Gain specialist knowledge in mental health awareness in schools.
  • Consider the role of mental health within education.
  • Earn 60 credits towards our MA Education course.
  • Learn from experts in mental health within educational settings.

Modules

Independent Study: Mental Health Awareness in Schools This module is designed to support those who are working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to promoting awareness of mental health in schools. Topics include a review of relevant policy documents and guidance; indicators of mental ill-health disorders; consideration of how staff are supported with their mental wellbeing and evidence-based interventions. Exploring Research: Informing and Changing Practice This module supports you to become an agent of change within your workplace. You will consider theoretical frameworks that have a clear focus on the place of practitioner research as a tool for improving practice.

Assessment method

Teaching Delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions over two modules. These will include taught and facilitated sessions plus one-to-one input based at our Bognor Regis campus. Tutorials will focus upon the substantive topic, facilitating discussion of ideas, research sources and references, theoretical models, policy implications etc. The delivery of this module will benefit from the use of electronic message board facilities to assist communication between students. Assessment You will be asked to demonstrate your independent research skills through literature reviews and essays. You will be encouraged to complete assignments that are linked to your workplace practice and personal interest.


Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher. If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

£1,110 per 30 credit module; £2,220 per 60 credit module.
Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools at University of Chichester - UCAS