Eligible for Welsh Government Master's Bursaries
Swansea University

Approved Mental Health Professional, PGCert

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Master
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Singleton park (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

AMHPs take on the functions that prior to The Mental Health Act 2007 have been those of the Approved Social Worker (Mental Health Act 1983). An AMHP is a professional role with the responsibility to undertake an assessment of a person with a mental disorder, taking into account social circumstances, and to consider the need for an application for formal admission to a psychiatric hospital. This is a Welsh qualification which reflects the requirements to practice in a devolved Wales.
The course has been introduced to meet the new roles and responsibilities for professionals working with individuals who are considered for, and who become subject to compulsory hospital admission and/ or treatment and aftercare introduced in the Mental Health Act 2007.

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP


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· Requirements

Candidates (who may be social workers, nurses, psychologists or occupational therapists) should: be registered with a professional body have at least two years’ post qualifying experience have relevant experience of working with people with mental disorders have the support of their employer and access to appropriate learning opportunities a degree may be required to attend an interview

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Ewan Hellier High
5.0 09/01/2018
What I would highlight: Swansea university has given a lot in terms of confidence and to bring the best in my abilities. I am proud to be a part of this place. The memories I made here was great and I enjoyed and learned here. Thanks a lot for everything.
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What you'll learn on the course

Mental Health
Mental Health Nurse
Mental Health Treatment
Mental Illness
Mentally disabled care

Course programme


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Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCertCompulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameSWSM01Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Values based Practice and Ethical Decision Making in Mental Health ServicesSWSM02Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Policy and Law in mental health servicesSWSM03Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Understanding Mental Health and Mental DistressSWSM04Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Professional Decision Making and Partnership in Mental Health

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Tuition Fees
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.
You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.
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