University of Hertfordshire - PgCert Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online)

University of Hertfordshire

PgCert Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online)

This is an innovative e-learning programme developed through partnerships between experts by experienced practitioners, academics and service providers in the areas of mental health, social inclusion, leadership and recovery. The course was developed as part of an EU partnership to  provide an international perspective on recovery and social inclusion issues.

This one year part-time course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in to the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. You can choose two out of four modules related to mental health recovery and social inclusion:

  • Theory and Practice (30 credits)
  • Recovery Research (30 credits)
  • Leadership and collaboration in innovative practice (30 credits)
  • Legislation and Policy (30 credits)

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

  • Normally a good first degree or equivalent, therefore demonstrating the ability to study at level 7.*
  • English language requirements: All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:
  • GCSE English language grade A-C, or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.5 in any band). Other English language tests and means to assess appropriate skill are accepted.

Career Prospects

If, you're already working in mental health services:

  • Progress up the career ladder: a Master's degree is becoming more of a requirement for career progression in health and social care services.
  • A different approach: Develop innovative practice in your workplace towards a more recovery and inclusive focus.
  • Innovate: Develop innovative projects relating to mental health recovery and social inclusion and skills to evaluate them.
  • Academia: Go into research or teaching.

For those who are service users or carers, a successful completion of the course could open the possibility of considering a career in mental health, or in mental health research.

Additionally, through learning about recovery and social inclusion you will hopefully be able to adapt approaches and understanding of your own recovery journey and the journey of loved ones. The underpinning philosophy of this course is to bring innovation and change to practice and we hope that the course will help you be able to work collaboratively with services towards this goal.

Course Details

Studying 100% online means you can study when and wherever you want anywhere around the globe. There are no attendance requirements, although you will be offered at least two individual online tutorials and two group tutorials, as well as regular contact with tutors. To find out more about distance learning, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online

Course length

  • Part-time, 1 year

Innovation in mental health recovery theory and practice
Leadership and collaborative practice for innovation
Legislation and policy: mental health recovery and social inclusion
Research in mental health recovery practice

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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