Designed for support workers operating in a Mental Health Care setting to prepare them for employment as a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner in Mental Health Care.
To be eligible to apply for the course, individuals must be currently working within a healthcare setting for at least 30 hours per week and are sponsored by their employer. (If they work less please talk to us.)
On completion of the course apprentices will be awarded a Foundation Degree Science (FdSc) in Mental Health.
The apprenticeship typically runs for 2 years.
The programme has various start dates throughout the year.
The programme includes one day classroom based study and 15 hours per week of protected time, independent study and practice based learning in the workplace.
The programme is delivered in a variety of ways including face-to-face teaching and distance learning. During their studies, apprentices will meet a number of experts in mental health care including lecturers from the University, guest speakers, service users and carers. In year two, in consultation with their line manager and award leader, apprentices will choose an option module that enhances their current work and develops their skills in the area of the service their role will support.
All modules will have a variety of assessments; these are tasks set to produce a variety of work appropriate to the module topic, which are graded and contribute to progression through the degree. The assessments include report writing, group activities and presentations and a portfolio will be compiled over the length of the course. The employer is expected to assign a work place mentor who will monitor the development of the portfolio and meet with the apprentice and assessor to discuss progress.
Levy paying organisations pay from their digital account, the course falls within the £12K funding band. Non-levy payers will cover 10% of the total cost of the programme.
There will be a range of units which will run for the length of the course.
Year 1 Modules
Year 2 Modules