Approved Mental Health Practice PGDip

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
6 months
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • Have a first degree, or demonstrate ability to study at Level 7
  • Hold a recognised professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology
  • Have current registration with the appropriate professional statutory body (NMC; HCPC; BPS) as either a social worker, a nurse, an occupational therapist or a psychologist
  • Be engaged in complex professional practice in mental health services for a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • EITHER be nominated by a local authority or other employer who will facilitate relevant, required practice, supervision and assessment of practice to meet course assessment requirements; OR, if an independent practitioner, have written agreement before the start of the course of a local authority or health trust who will provide within their organisation the practice, supervision and assessment of practice by a suitably qualified and experienced person as agreed by the course team.


  • All applicants are required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) will be considered, in line with our APL regulations.


  • Ethics, Values and Equality in Mental Health [20 credits]
  • Social and Psychological Contexts of Mental Health [40 credits]
  • Applied Mental Health Law and Policy [20 credits]
  • Managing Mental Health Act Assessments and Interventions [40 credits]

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