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This Interprofessional Practice (Approved Mental Health Professional) programme is offered at University of Lincoln.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The University of Lincoln has a record of specialist mental health training, having run the former Approved Social Worker programmes for a number of years.

Assessment on this programme will take a range of forms and will vary between individual modules. This includes a multiple choice test, a case scenarios test, a practice portfolio supported by written evidence from the Practice Assessor, written assignments, a commentary on case scenarios, and a reflective commentary on a aspect of practice or case.

Career and Personal Development

This Interprofessional Practice (Approved Mental Health Professional) programme at University of Lincoln  is designed to develop the knowledge, competences and values needed to carry out the specific duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under current mental health legislation.


This is a professional, Masters level, post-qualifying programme, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Approved Mental Health Professional Practice Placement 
  • Critical and Reflective Application of Knowledge 
  • Mental Health: Law and Policy 
  • Theories and Perspectives on Mental Disorder 

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Start dates & application deadlines

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Please allow enough time for your application to be considered prior to the start date.




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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognised professional qualification and two years post-qualifying experience in one of the following: Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, or Occupational Therapy.
  • Substantial and relevant mental health experience. This will be judged by sponsoring employers and at interview with the University, but will usually mean several years of working in mental health services, whether pre or post professional qualification, and work which has required decision making in relation to complex mental health issues and has allowed you to observe mental health act assessments.
  • Nomination by your employing agency
  • - Satisfying the University of your suitability for a Masters level programme

    • Access to a supervised mental health placement independent from your normal place of work for a period of 40 days.


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