- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- UCAS code: B760
- Institutional code: H65
Not quite ready for the Foundation Degree or don't have the grades?
We offer a Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry in this subject.
This course has been written in close collaboration with students and industry professionals to develop an exciting course. The qualification is designed to provide students with opportunity to develop an awareness and skills for caring for those with mental health conditions.
In Year One, the main focus will be developing your knowledge and understanding of key concepts in mental health with emphasis on demonstrating your ability to work independently and with others. A range of lectures, seminars and workshops will be delivered so that you become familiar with mental health promotion, provision and practice. You will also have the opportunity to explore a wide range of mental health conditions and interventions.
In Year Two, you will be further developing your knowledge and understanding including approaches to management and leadership skills, research methods, rehabilitation practice and therapeutic communication and counselling. You will have the opportunity to build a professional portfolio based on your own reflective practice. Insight into the research process will allow you to recognise health trends helping you to fully comprehend and appreciate research in the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Visiting lecturers and guest speakers will support you in recognising industry standards and encourage you to apply theory to practice.
Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, workshops, research seminars, group work and independent research.
Guest speakers from different areas of mental health and wellbeing will facilitate professional lectures and Q&A sessions.