Postgraduate Certificate AMHP
- Programme Director
- Gillian Whadcoat
- Module Leader
- Dr Kate Blake-Holmes
- Course Fees
- SWK-7011A: £830.00, SWK-7009B: £1,813.00, SWK-7010B: £3,630
Applications are open to registered social workers, mental health/learning disability nurses, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists with at least two year’s post-qualified experience who are supported to undertake this course. Most participants are sponsored by their Local Authority and potential applicants should contact their agency representative about this.
For Norfolk County Council contact Amanda Key.
For Suffolk County Council contact Dee Mustin.
Introductory Module (required):
SWK-7011A: Policy, Practice and Evidence in Mental Health - 20 credits, part time, taken in autumn. This provides AMHP candidates with a foundation for the core AMHP modules. There is a separate flyer for this module as it is also available as a stand-alone module.
Core AMHP modules:
SWK-7009B AMHP module 1 - 20 credits, taken in spring
SWK- 7010B AMHP module 2 - 40 credits, taken in spring
These two modules are full time from 1st February 2023 -18th May 2023 and include a placement.
20 M Level credits for the introductory module (Policy, Practice and Evidence in Mental Health); 60 M Level credits for Post Graduate Certificate: Approved Mental Health Professional.
The credits from these modules can be put towards the MA in Advanced Social Work (180 credits).
This course is regulated by Social Work England.
1 Feb – 18 May 2023 full time, including teaching, study and a period of placement during March, April and early May.
Times: 9.30am – 4pm
Venue Details: Arrangements to be confirmed.
By the end of this programme successful students will be considered competent in the 5 Key Competence Areas for AMHP practice and will be eligible to apply for approval by their Local Authority. The Key Competence Areas can be found on the GOV.uk website.
Teaching and learning has an interdisciplinary approach and incorporates a mixture of directly taught material, discussions, group activities, direct4d and self-directed learning and a period of placement (minimum 35 days).
Formative assessment takes place in all the modules.
Summative assessments are as follows:
SWK 7011A: 3000-word Essay (hand in 11 Jan 2023)
SWK 7009B: 4000-word Case Study and Self-Appraisal (hand in 18 May 2023)
SWK 7010B: Portfolio (hand in 18 May 2023) and Law Test (8 May 2023)
Sponsored Candidates: Please contact your agency representative. Guidance is available for the application process from your agency representative and from the Programme Director Gill Whadcoat. The application is online and the process involves an interview with a panel.
Please wait until you have discussed with your agency before you apply.
Independent Candidates: you must contact the Course Director, Gill Whadcoat, prior to making the application. You will need to have access to a placement and to be able to fund this alongside the core course fees.
Applications for 2022-23 should be submitted to UEA by 30 June 2022.
Please be aware that teaching, assessment dates and venues, are subject to change. All up to date information will be available via your UEA Evision account once you are enrolled onto the module.