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Approved Mental Health Professional PGCert

Swansea University College of Human and Health Sciences

Full time September PgCert 1 year full-time

About the course

This unique postgraduate certificate in Approved Mental Health Professional will give you the professional knowledge and skills required by the Welsh Government and Social Care Wales to become an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).

An AMHP is responsible for assessing a person with a mental disorder when considering the need for an application for formal admission to a psychiatric hospital.

The Approved Mental Health Professional course is ideal for social workers, nurses, psychologists, or occupational therapists looking to develop their professional expertise in this area. 

Why PGCert Approved Mental Health Professional at Swansea?

We are the only university in Wales to offer this course on Approved Mental Health Professional, which is designed to meet the new roles and

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Entry Requirements

To apply for the Approved Mental Health Professional course need to be a social worker, nurse, psychologist or occupational therapist and should: be registered within a professional body, have at least two years’ post qualifying experience, have relevant experience of working with people with mental disorders, have the support of their employer and access to appropriate learning opportunities. Please visit our website for more information on entry requirements for the Approved Mental Health Professional course. This programme is not open to international applicants.


Please visit our website for the Approved Mental Health Professional course fee information.

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