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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary

  • Study the application of values, ethics and dilemmas.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of mental health and wider associated law and policy.
  • Develop the ability to work with a range of professionals to promote recovery.
  • Examine current research that informs knowledge about mental health conditions and treatments.
You’ll be studying on a course that’s approved by Social Work England. It’s aimed at qualified and experienced professionals in mental health who’d like to become Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP). How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. On this course you’ll complete three modules – including a placement organised by your sponsoring authority, where you put your learning into practice. You’ll work with service users and carers alongside qualified AMHPs, doctors and other professionals. You learn through
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • group and individual tasks
  • practice
  • private study
  • online reading
  • interactive debates and discussions
  • online discussions
Applied learning Work placements You’ll complete placements in your own sponsoring agency – usually with an AMHP team. You’ll be supervised by an allocated practice educator while you shadow and then lead assessments with a range of AMHP colleagues.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Compulsory modules Amhp Practice Mental Health Law And Policy Values, Ethics And Evidence Informed Practice

Assessment method

Coursework | Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Social Work England

Entry requirements

Typically you need • a qualification in social work, occupational therapy, nursing or chartered psychology • registration with relevant professional body • two years post qualification experience • sponsored by local authority or health trust If you are wanting to self-fund this course, you will need to secure an appropriate placement from an AMHP team that will provide full student support and a Practice Assessor. Self-funders must contact the course leader before applying to make sure your placement meets our requirements. You need to have completed shadowing of approved mental health professional assessment and submit a write up of this assessment with your application. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more -

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS