University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Primary Care Mental Health Practice

This programme has been developed in response to a growing need for effective low intensity interventions in primary mental health care and is underpinned by a philosophy of person-centred care; it aims to promote the development and enhancement of primary mental health care by providing an advanced level learning environment; students develop a critical and reflexive approach to working and learning grounded in evidence-based practice; the programme aims to equip primary health care workers with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to work directly with clients by offering low intensity psychological therapies and to work as part of the wider primary care practice team.

Entry requirements

All students on this programme must be in a position to work with clients in a primary care mental health social care setting and must produce written support from their employers to do this. Students must have evidence of recent level 6 study from a recognised institute of higher education for postgraduate study and level for graduate study. All students must be able to complete the 45 days training.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed via a variety of methods; clinical and academic work is integrated through the production of case study presentations and seminar presentations; role plays are recorded and critiqued and clinical practice documents provide an opportunity to assess practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01772 892400