University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Advanced Social Work Studies (Mental Health Officer Award)

This programme is the postgraduate qualification for qualified social workers wishing to practise as mental health officers (MHOs). It has been designed by, and is delivered in partnership with, 12 local authorities in the East of Scotland. This programme focuses upon the role of the MHO in relation to relevant Scottish legislation. In addition to the taught elements, students undertake two periods of assessed MHO practice. Under Section 32(2) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 local authorities have a statutory duty to appoint and provide training for MHOs to undertake mandatory MHO responsibilities, enshrined in legislation: mainly the 2003 Act, but also the Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 and the Criminal Proceedings Act 1995. This programme's primary aim is to provide the required MHO qualification in partnership with the East of Scotland MHO Award Partnership.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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