SWK-7009B & SWK-7010B AMHP Programme

Programme Director: Gill Whadcoat (g.whadcoat@uea.ac.uk)

Programme Teachers: Dr Kate Blake- Holmes, AMHPs, Gill Whadcoat, service users, visiting professionals

Credit value: 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. This course is endorsed by the Health and Care Professions Council.


SWK-7011A: £780

SWK-7009B: £1,709

SWK-7010B: £3,417

Submission of summative assessed work:

SWK 7011A: 3000 word Essay (hand in 8 th Jan 2020)

SWK 7009B: 4000 word Case Study and Self-Appraisal (hand in 21st May 2020)

SWK 7010B: Portfolio (hand in 21st May 2020) and Law Test (11th May 2020)


Credits from this programme can be put towards a Postgraduate Diploma, MA in Advanced Social Work or MA Mental Health. Applications are open to social workers with at least one year’s post-qualified experience.



The AMHP course is open to registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists with 2 year post qualifying experience. 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 (Amanda.key@norfolk.gov.uk).

For Suffolk County Council contact Dee Mustin (Dee.Mustin@nsft.nhs.uk)

Independent candidates should contact the Programme Director for information and review the AMHP course web pages on the UEA web site.



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 2 modules are full time from 3 rd February 2020 -21st May 2020 and include a placement.



  • 3rd Feb – 21 st May 2020 full time, including teaching, study and a period of placement

Times: 9.30am – 4pm

Venue Details: Norwich, venues 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 via this link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/1206/schedule/2/made?view=plain



Teaching and learning has an interdisciplinary approach and incorporates a mixture of directly taught material, discussions, group activities 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 8 th Jan 2020)

SWK 7009B: 4000 word Case Study and Self-Appraisal (hand in 21st May 2020)

SWK 7010B: Portfolio (hand in 21 st May 2020) and Law Test (11 th May 2020)



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 (g.whadcoat@uea.ac.uk). 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 module leader (Gill Whadcoat; Tel: 01603 591656) prior to making the application.

Applications for 2019-20 should be submitted to UEA by 1 st July 2019.

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.