Our course combines practice and theory to offer you the most effective learning experience. With the support from your employer, you will be placed in your local AMHP duty team. You will study in university over two semesters, and you will also be able to work two to three days per week in your own team. You will learn from a variety of professionals, ranging from expert practitioners and service users to law professional trainers and psychiatric staff. You will also be encouraged to visit services, such as Older People wards or Child and Adolescent Mental Health, to gain further experience in clinical practice. Before starting the course a meeting will be arranged between you and your sponsoring manager and we will put together a learning programme that best suits you and your team. You will be expected to attend a five day pre-AMHP course in July. Practice placements are a significant part of the course, spread across seven months. You will be supported by a Practice Educator who will manage and oversee your practice experience. You will also shadow practitioners and lead mental health assessments. Placements are arranged through your sponsoring manager, via your own local authority and/or Mental Health Trusts and in conjunction with our university.
Core modules include: Mental health law; statutory mental health practice.
We'll assess the skills and knowledge you'll develop in a variety of ways. For example, a written assignment examining themes in mental health legislation or a multiple choice questionnaire exploring law. As part of your placement we'll provide you with a practice document outlining key competencies, which you'll evidence with a portfolio. Your Practice Educator will also produce a report on how you've applied what you've learnt.
•Degree classification required for entry: Professional qualification and registered Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Nurse (with disability or mental health), current NMC or HCPC registration. Candidates must have two years post qualifying experience in mental health and be sponsored by their organisation. Candidates will be required to attend a meeting with their sponsoring manager. Candidates must recognised pre- AMHP training (offered by ARU/CPFT). This should involve shadowing Mental Health Act Assessments and compiling a portfolio of their experience to date. After completion of the pre-AMHP course, candidates will have a panel interview. The panel will consist of University, CPFT, AMHP professionals and carer (SUCI) representatives. •If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. •A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and registration will also be required.
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