Mental Health Practice (for Approved Mental Health Professionals)

University of Wolverhampton

Postgraduate Certificate On Campus
12 months
1890 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Mental Health Practice (for Approved Mental Health Professionals) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton will enable you to develop their knowledge, skills and values in mental health practices in order to enhance your capabilities within your own areas of expertise.


The Mental Health Practice (for Approved Mental Health Professionals) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is designed to enable mental health professionals to develop and demonstrate practice in accordance with the published requirements of external professional, statutory and regulatory bodies in order to act as Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Potential Career Paths

Approved Mental Health Professionals undertake a range of duties under the Mental Health Act 1983. The Code of Practice to Mental Health Act (1983) states that local authorities should ensure that sufficient AMHPs are available to carry out their functions under the Act and that a 24-hour service is available. 

A local authority will approve an AMHP to act on behalf of the authority and will only do so if satisfied that the applicant has appropriate competence in dealing with mentally disordered people (MHA 1983 s114(3)). This can be demonstrated by successful completion of the course.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • The Mental Health Act for AMHPs 
  • Legal and policy context of AMHP practice 
  • Critical knowledge for AMHPs

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

All candidates will need to have;

  • at least 2 years post-qualifying experience of mental health or related health and social care services; and
  • an honours degree or successful study of at least one module at level 6.
To be eligible for entry to AMHP training modules, candidates must:
  • be a social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council; or
  • be a first level nurse, registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurses’ Part of the Register maintained under article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order, with the inclusion of an entry indicating their field of practice is mental health or learning disabilities nursing; or

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    1890 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1890 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Mental Health Practice (for Approved Mental Health Professionals)
University of Wolverhampton