Mental Health (Accelerated) FdSc

Location Off Campus
Duration 2 Years
Course start September
School School of Health and Social Care
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Course outline

This course has been designed using the latest policy, national drivers, evidence based practice. It will focus on developing student’s knowledge, skills and values based around mental health issues.

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills of those who work within a mental health setting to enable them to undertake the role of Assistant Practitioner.

The Assistant Practitioner role demands specialist skills including the application of research and theory to practice.

Course content

This award consists of 120 credits at level 4 in year and 120 credits at level 5 in year 2. 
There are nine core modules and one optional module – The optional module is selected following discussion with your line manager.

These modules will provide the student with fundamental knowledge and skills that will allow them to relate, evaluate and interpret issues and apply their new skills within an Assistant Practitioner capacity.

Entry requirements

Students must be employed within a mental health setting as you will need support of your employer.

Students will also need a qualified mentor who is a registered practitioner to support you in the workplace – They must be identified prior to the commencement of the award.


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