This programme will offer a unique learning experience suitable for a broad range of students, including those wanting to enter a mental health care field with no previous experience and those already working within such a field who wish to further develop their understanding and skills within this area for their own continuing professional development. Within a supportive environment that encourages the development of academic and professional skills, students can choose to enrol on the full BSc degree pathway or may wish to enrol on the level four Certificate of Higher Education before considering moving to the full degree.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BSc) • An Introduction to Research Methods (20 credits; compulsory) • Children’s Mental Health and Development (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Mental Health (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Professional Skills for Mental Health (20 credits; compulsory) • Stress, Coping and Resilience (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BSc) • Addiction, Substance Abuse and Psychological Dependencies (20 credits; compulsory) • Applied Research Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Counselling Skills and Approaches (40 credits; compulsory) • Culture and Community (20 credits; compulsory) • Treatment Models and Approaches (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BSc) • Current Debates in Mental Health (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Research Project (40 credits; compulsory) • Mental Health and the Ageing Population (20 credits; compulsory) • Mental Health Education (20 credits; compulsory) • Work-based Learning Project (20 credits; compulsory).
The assessment strategy for each module has been designed to enable students to demonstrate achievement through a variety of traditional and innovative assessment methods, culminating in a work-based learning placement and an Independent Research Project in the final year of study. There are no examinations within this programme.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|