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Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH - MEd) (Taught)

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Course summary

The SEMH (MEd) module is lead by Sarah Norris, a senior educational psychologist who has worked extensively with schools and young people with SEND. With 3 cohorts a year in January, May & September you can choose a start date that suits you. You will have up to 12 months to complete the module via our online learning platform Campus Online. If you are considering taking your studies further this module will provide you with 30 credits toward a PGcert, PGDip or MEd on our SEND programme. Here are some key reasons why you should take this module: You will develop your understanding of social, emotional and mental health needs Bring your practice right up-to-date Enhance your professional development as a reflective, research-led practitioner. Understand the skills that you need to use to make a positive difference to your setting – and practise them in your setting too. Develop the essential knowledge of the latest policies, theories and research. Acquire the ability to critique knowledge and existing practice seamlessly.

Course details

Modules

Strand one: Theory and perspectives about social, emotional and mental health In this Strand, you will consider a range of theories and perspectives about mental health and social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. In particular, you will consider: The nature of mental health and the range and prevalence of SEMH needs The stigma and discrimination often associated with SEMH needs The relationship between SEMH needs, behaviour and educational outcomes Legislation and national and local policy concerned with SEMH The perspectives of people with SEMH needs A range of psychological theories that relate to social and emotional development The factors that can influence children’s development and well-being, and Good practice in supporting pupils with SEMH needs Strand two: Supporting pupils with SEMH In this Strand you will: Develop your knowledge and understanding of SEMH and the ways such difficulties can be identified and supported appropriately in learning and social contexts Review provision in you setting to support pupils manage SEMH needs Understand and know how to respond to more specific mental health difficulties and well-being issues Understand and facilitate effective inter-professional communication and collaboration Assess, plan and monitor provision to meet the needs of individuals and groups of pupils with SEMH needs, and Apply and evaluate approaches and interventions to maximise learning and manage behaviour. Strand three: Planning to develop SEMH provision In this strand, you will reflect on how interventions are evaluated in your setting as well as consolidate what you have learned about your setting in the light of current research evidence on the effectiveness of SEMH provision and the available range of interventions. In particular, you will: Develop a provision map and relate interventions in your setting to the research base Create a plan for personal and systemic change in relation to SEMH provision in your setting Share your findings with your working group and manager or the headteacher Draft your final assignment using information drafted in this learning experience

Assessment method

Assessment is through coursework assignments covering the learning outcomes and comprising two 3000 word or equivalent assignments, as follows: Critical analysis 1 (3000 words or equivalent): Changing policy and provision for pupils with social-emotional and mental health needs: Describe recent and relevant policy documents that relate to young people’s mental health, and reflect on the impact of these on practice and perceptions of mental health in schools. Assignment 2 Practice analysis & Reflection (3000 words or equivalent): Awareness of the factors that can impact on young people’s mental health, reflection on the delegates own provision in relation to supporting young people with SEMH, with regard to best practice and analysis in this area.


How to apply

International applicants

This course is available online and can, therefore, be completed anywhere in the world. Please visit this page on our website - https://realtraining.co.uk/information-for-international-students - for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.

Entry requirements

Have an undergraduate degree Be working in or have access to an educational setting with children, young people or adults


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

£1300 + VAT

Sponsorship information

We do not qualify for any sponsorships or funding but we do offer the option to pay for our modules in instalments of either 1, 3 or 10. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.

Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH - MEd) at Real Training - UCAS