Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Educational Mental Health Practitioner

12 months
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The Educational Mental Health Practitioner program from University College London (UCL) is a shared initiative between the Department of Education and Department of Health and supports the government’s priority to increase access of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people. 


The Educational Mental Health Practitioner program from University College London (UCL) is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people in educational settings in England such as schools and colleges.

This is a full-time employment training programme. On completion of this year-long programme, trainees will qualify as an EMHP. This is a new role where EMHPs will play a key role in promoting emotional wellbeing in educational settings. 

They will work as part of the new Mental Health Support Teams as outlined in Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper.


On successful completion of training, EMHPs will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to offer low intensity evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health difficulties in educational settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • EMHP Fundamental Skills: Children and Young People's Mental Health Settings: Content and Values 
  • EMHP Fundamental Skills: Assessment and Engagement 
  • EMHP Evidence-based Interventions for Common Mental Health Problems with Children and Young People: Theory and Skills 
  • Working, Engaging and Assessing in Educational Settings 
  • Common Problems and Processes in Educational Settings
  • Interventions for Emerging Mental Health Difficulties in Educational Settings 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required (in any academic subject). No prior professional experience / accreditation is required.

Tuition Fee

  • Fees to be confirmed

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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