University Centre Grimsby has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
If you have always dreamed of being the person who can help to make life changing differences in someone’s life why not consider a role working with people who have mental health problems in your local community. The FdSc Community Mental Health programme offers you a chance to gain a broad understanding of the experiences and lives of those living with mental health and emotional problems. Whether you are interested in working with children, young people, adults or older adults; this programme provides you with an opportunity to learn what it takes to support someone into a full recovery and lead a meaningful existence.
You will build upon your understanding of a range of mental health diagnoses; acquire a theoretical understanding of psychological development and psychological abnormalities, alongside building personal values and ethical practice requirements. You will learn how contemporary social issues impact upon someone’s mental well being and how these issues may pose lifelong challenges in an ever diverse world which may affect anyone of us at any given point. You will have an opportunity to take part in a work placement of your choice, directed by yourself in order to develop practical and communication skills within the mental health sector working with service users and other professionals directly. This foundation degree qualification will give you the necessary understanding required to implement legislation in practice and follow policy when making a real difference in many people’s lives.
Year 1 (Level 4)
Study Skills & Research
Professional Preparation & Communication
Conceptions of Mental Health
Contemporary Social Issues in Mental Health
Year 2 (Level 5)
Social Policy & Legislation in Practice
Working with Service Users
Care Planning, Inclusion & Recovery
Interventions in Mental Health
Promoting Mental Wellbeing
Research in Mental Health
A range of assessments are designed to assess your learning. These include: Case Studies, Reports, Essays, Individual Presentations, Care Plans, Literature Reviews and Group Presentations.
You are fully supported in preparation for all assessments on the programme with opportunities for one to one guidance and academic achievement workshops.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Nuns Corner Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
In line with the widening participation brief, the University Centre will also encourage applications from non-standard students who lack formal Institutional qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant practice experience. In this instance this piece of work will be a 1500 word essay. All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
HE Admissions Office
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