The statutory Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) role, as defined in the Mental Health Act (2007), effectively extends the role of Approved Social Worker under preceding mental health legislation to suitably qualified and experienced nurses, occupational therapists and psychologists in addition to social workers. This programme is a post-qualifying (PQ), interprofessional award developed in response to the government’s mental health legislative framework.
SWAM7001 must be taken by all students before progressing to other modules.
SWAM7005 and HEPP7001 or HLLM7001 can be taken as stand alone modules.
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).
Download the programme specification
1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures.
More information about levels and credits.
To be eligible for entry to the AMHP training candidates must be employed either as-
A first level nurse registered in Sub-Part 1 of the Nurse’s Part of the Register established and kept by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, whose field of practice is mental health or learning disabilities nursing.
An occupational therapist registered with the Health Professions Council.
A chartered psychologist, who is listed in the British Psychological Society’s Register of Chartered Psychologists and who holds a relevant practicing certificate issued by that Society.
Successfully completed a pre-selection proforma of experience and skills verified by their line manager or employer representative, to demonstrate that they have achieved the level of professional competence, capacity and ability to complete and AMHP training programme.
Provided an endorsement from their employer in support of their application.
Have an agreed practice placement or component and AMHP Practice Assessor
For entry requirements relating to Best Interest Assessor (BIA), please refer to the BIA web page.
Applicants outside the Cumbria area should contact Health Admissions for further details.