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PGCert Postgraduate Certificate Approved Mental Health Professional Practice / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

Academic entry qualification overview

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

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 the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • 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 HCPC or NMC membership number.