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Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Certificate
Mental Health Studies

Undergraduate course
Health

Gain specialist knowledge and increased confidence allowing you to deliver quality care and support to people with mental health difficulties

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Your Course

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Our team have considerable skills and experience as mental health practitioners and in delivering evidence-based interventions in practice.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements: Applicants should be working in or about to commence work in in a support worker role in a field commensurate with the course. Applicants should normally have GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths, applicants who do not have English as their first language should have IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. Written support is required from your manager for completion of the course including proficiency in literacy and numeracy to the required standard, access to and ability to carry out word processing, use of online learning tools in a virtual learning environment, allocation of a mentor in practice, approval for release to attend the taught sessions and also time to complete the assessments associated with the course. You are also required to submit a 250-500 word personal statement detailing your reasons for applying for this course, your relevant communication, numeracy and ICT skills, your knowledge skills and values which are compatible with working in this area, a commitment to personal development and learning and reflection on how the course will be of benefit to you.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

  • Lucy Davies

Careers

Lucy Davies
Community Mental Health Nurse, Leeds and York Partnership, NHS Foundation in Leeds

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

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“I've always wanted to use my compassion to care for people. My course taught me the communication and clinical skills needed to assess people's mental health and identify their needs. As a student, I had a lot of support, helpful placements, a great city with many career opportunities and strong job prospects anywhere in the world upon graduation.

MODULES & LEARNING

Skills for Mental Health Practice

Personal Development in Practice

Working with People

Throughout our course we will identify your learning goals and help you to continually reflect on your practical experience, so you can apply what you learn directly to your workplace. This practical experience will also build your confidence as a mental health worker.

Assessment is through a mixture of assignments including project work, case studies, presentations and learning contracts.
  • Bryony Walker
    Bryony Walker Bryony Walker
    Course Director

    The course is ideal if you are a mental health support worker or in a related role and you would like to develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the field to enable you to offer a high quality service to the service-users/ patients and carers you work with.

    Bryony is a Teacher Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Psychological Therapies. She is an Occupational Therapist (SROT) with an MSc in Psychosocial Interventions. For over 10 years she has worked in a partnership with Leeds Carers Support Services delivering the training, education and supervision package for the Positive Living and Understanding Psychosis Course. She is a member of the Regional Best Practice in Psychosis Implementers Group, and has worked on projects in Zambia providing workshops to mental health service users, carers and peripatetic HIV workers.
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FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most undergraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2016/17 on this course is £1080 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £54. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Health and social care staff within Yorkshire and Humber whose organisations provide NHS commissioned services may be eligible for Yorkshire and Humberside LETB funding. NHS funded places are limited and you may need to seek an alternative funding source. To apply for NHS funding use the statement of support form which can be found using this link.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

Need more convincing?
Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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