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

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary Successfully completing this course enables you to take on the role and responsibilities of an approved mental health professional, once warranted by a local authority.

  • Study the application of values, ethics and dilemmas, mental health and wider associated law and policy.
  • Examine current research that informs knowledge about mental health conditions and treatments.
  • Develop the ability to work with a range of professionals to promote recovery.
Study on a course approved by The Health and Care Professions Council, aimed at qualified experienced professionals in mental health who wish 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. This course consists of three modules including a placement organised by your sponsoring authority, where you apply the teaching from all modules in practice. You learn through:
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • group and individual tasks
  • practice
  • private study
Applied learning Work placements: Placements are in your own sponsoring agency, usually with an AMHP team. An allocated practice educator provides supervision 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, and 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 a relevant professional body, • two years post qualification experience, • sponsored by the 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 their 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. ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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