Mental Health Studies (Clinical)

University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

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Course summary

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This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. This programme will develop practitioners who are highly skilled in partnership working, integrating care with those who access mental health services and their carers. Students will become adept in clinical skills and the use of technology required within a clinical and mental health nursing environment. Students will be values-driven and able to provide physical as well as mental health care. Students will understand the need to innovate and to work to their full scope of practice set out by NMC code of practice (2018), as well as developing their skills, knowledge and competence to reflect the changing mental and physical care outcomes required by people with a mental health need, learning disability and/or autism. The FdSc Mental Health Studies will provide opportunity locally for those who have family and transport limitations and for those students who wish to gain a qualification in mental health based clinical care prior to embarking on a full BSc Mental Health Nursing qualification. Students will have the opportunity to work with providers in the sector, who offer a range of mental health support and care throughout the whole recovery process. Working closely with the service providers and extended partners, students will: • be able to develop practice skills in clinical settings and community services and make a positive contribution to their local area. • learn essential and clinical skills from registered nurse tutors • access supervisors and mentors on a one to one basis within their placements • have an assured quality experience of learning from multi-disciplinary teams.

Course details


Level 4 Essential & Clinical Skills Study Skills & Research Conceptions of Mental Health Lifespan Development Practice with Service Users (WBL) Sociology & Contemporary Issues Level 5 Professional Ethical Issues (WBL) Anatomy & Physiology Mental Health Service & Legislation Intervention & Promotion in Mental Health Inclusive Practice Communication in Mental Health & Illness

Assessment method

The course is assessed by a mixture of essays, presentations, group work, and the completion of Work-based placement hours.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL5G2
Institution code G80
Campus nameNuns Corner Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points A standard offer for entry onto level 4 will be 80 UCAS points or 60 Access to HE credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3) in a health/social care related subject. Applicants are also required to hold English, Maths GCSE and Science (or equivalent) grade C/4. Applicants will be expected to take part in clinical skills and will need to hold an enhanced DBS prior to placement.

The Institute encourages applications from those who lack formal academic qualifications consideration will be given to those applicants with relevant experience within the health and care sector. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work of a 1500-word essay and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience and motivation. Students will still be required to have GCSE Science, Maths and English pass grade C/4 or above.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

An Enhanced DBS Check is required for completion of the placement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. DBS Certificate costing £44.
Mental Health Studies (Clinical) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS