PGCert Approved Mental Health Professional Practice / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2024

Academic entry qualification overview

We require an undergraduate degree (minimum Lower Second) or equivalent alternative qualifications or experience.

Relevant work experience

You must have a minimum of two years of work experience in your field.

Professional entry qualification

Applicants must hold a recognised professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology, and be one of the following.
  • A social worker registered with Social Work England.
  • A first-level nurse, registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurses' Part of the Register maintained under article 5 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, with the inclusion of an entry indicating their field of practice is mental health or learning disabilities nursing.
  • An occupational therapist registered in Part 6 of the Register maintained under article 5 of the Health Professions Order 2001.
  • Either a psychologist registered in Part 14 of the Register maintained by the Health and Care Professions Council, or a chartered psychologist who is listed in the British Psychological Society's Register of Chartered Psychologists and who holds a relevant practising certificate issued by the BPS.

You must be able to provide your Social Work England or NMC membership number.