Applied Mental Health Practice, Postgraduate Certificate | Part time | University of Chester | Chester, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Applied Mental Health Practice

36 months
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The Applied Mental Health Practice programme offered by the University of Chester aims to produce competent, independent mental health practitioners capable of complex decision making and working with high levels of professional responsibility.


The Applied Mental Health Practice programme offered by the University of Chester is delivered in collaboration with Cheshire Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Partnership and incorporates AMHP training. Successful candidates will be eligible to be approved as an AMHP.

Why Study Applied Mental Health Practice with us?

The course structure and content shows a strong commitment to the integration of theory and practice, underpinned by a strong value base. The course will build on your graduate and professional experience by immersing you in the multifaceted and rapidly changing face of mental health practice.

The specialist AMHP modules are delivered by Cheshire AMHP Partnership. Nationally recognised mental health speakers, specialist mental health practitioners, academics, service users and carers contribute to the teaching on the course. The AMHP training component also involves undertaking a practice placement within a community mental health setting.

The course will equip you to play a key role in the care and protection of people with mental disorders and to undertake the specific duties of an AMHP.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Work Related Professional Skills
  • Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
  • Mental Health Law and Policy
  • Critical Perspectives on Mental Health
  • Legal Processes in Mental Health Practice
  • Diversity in Mental Health
  • Learning and Assessment in Practicel
  • Preparation for Approved Mental Health Professional Practice
  • Best Interests Assessor Training

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

UK/EU: The course is available to:

  • Registered social workers
  • First level nurses – their field of practice being mental health or learning disabilities nursing
  • Occupational therapists
  • Chartered psychologists
International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. 

Work experience

Applicants will have two years’ post-registration experience and be nominated and supported by their employer.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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