• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Mental health has been described by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, as "one of the greatest challenges of our time". This Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing course taught at Leeds Beckett University will ensure you can promote positive mental health and wellbeing and help to prevent mental illness in children and young people in schools.

About

Working alongside fellow teachers, you will gain an understanding of the evidence of effective whole school mental health and be able to apply this to your role as a school leader. You will learn how to recognise issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, so that you can take early steps to improve the mental health of the children in your care, developing sophisticated and original interventions to build their resilience and nurture appropriate coping mechanisms. You will provide an inclusive and enabling environment where every student's mental health can be supported and strengthened.

The Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing course taught at Leeds Beckett University will adopt a multidisciplinary, whole systems approach to the improvement of mental health and wellbeing. You will draw on expertise from child therapy, education psychology, mental health nursing, school leadership and teaching, and you will develop the knowledge, confidence, independence and leadership skills to be able to provide effective mental health support for all your students.

Self-aware and a reflective practitioner, you will confidently lead on best practice in the support and promotion of student resilience and mental health across your community.

Careers

Aimed at designated senior leaders for mental health, this course will allow you to gain key leadership and management skills and increased mental health understanding to provide the best possible support for children and to set you apart in ever-changing educational settings. Developing best practices in mental health could help you raise your profile and secure a promotion to a senior leadership position within your school or at a multi-academy trust.

  • Head teacher
  • Pre-School Leader
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • Inclusion Manager

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • A Whole School Approach to Mental Health 
  • Evaluating Global Perspectives on Mental Health in School
  • Leading Student Resilience Across the School
  • Working with Local Mental Health Support Agencies
  • Critical Case Review
  • Major Independent Study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
  • All Applicants should hold a leadership post in a school or educational setting and have satisfactory experience in this role to undertake the course
  • All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees are subject to change. Please verify the fees on the university website.
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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:
  • Gain sponsorship from a Government body in your country
  • Apply for a Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship 
  • A Leeds Beckett Scholarship to cover some of your course fees
Find out more by visiting university website.

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