University of Sussex

Mental Health Practice PGCert

University of Sussex
In Brighton

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Brighton
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Brighton
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Mental health practitioners are in demand, nationally and locally. This course gives you the skills to practice up to Associate Practitioner level in NHS Mental Health Services.

You’ll develop knowledge in a range of therapeutic practices, assessment, ethics, and partnership and recovery working.

You also become familiar with being part of a multidisciplinary team within NHS Mental Health Services, engaging with adults experiencing complex mental health difficulties.

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Where and when



Brighton (East Sussex)
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Sussex House, BN1 9RH


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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

Graduate destinations 94% of students from the School of Psychology were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent graduates have gone on to jobs including: applied behaviour analysis tutor, Step By Step early help keyworker, East Sussex County Council children’s wellbeing practitioner, West London Mental Health Trust.

· Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

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What you'll learn on the course

Mental Health
Health Care

Course programme


These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Therapeutic Tools for the Emerging Practitioner: skills, techniques and models of engagement
  • Recovery, Collaboration and Partnership in Clinical Practice
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Mental Health Care
  • Ways of Understanding Mental Health Problems: Diagnosis, Formulation and Recovery

Additional information


Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2019/20 but will be published here as soon as they are available. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

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