University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Mental Health Social Work

The PGCert is only available to qualified social workers currently employed by local authorities. It prepares experienced and qualified social workers, registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to undertake the statutory role of Mental Health Officer (MHO).

Entry requirements

Applicants must be nominated by their employing local authority, be supported by their employing local authority and be provided with appropriate learning opportunities. Hold a professional social work qualification recognised by SSSC. These include: BA; (Hons) Social Work; Diploma in Social Work (DipSW); Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) together with its predecessor qualifications; Certificate in Social Service (CSS).

Course modules

Semester 1 module 1: mental health officer theory and practice 1; semester 2 module 2: mental health officer theory and practice 2.

Assessment methods

The assessment of each of the modules has 3 components: practice assessment report of competence to practice by practice assessor alongside a 1,000-word reflective commentary from the candidate assessment of knowledge and understanding 2,000-word assignment critical analysis of practice 3,000-word assignment.

Sponsorship information

All candidates on the course must be pre-selected by their employer and are directly funded by their local authority.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

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Key information

Contact: 
HaSS PGT Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0141 444 8600