Mode: Full-time
Start Date: September 2020
Duration: 2 years full-time, delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College, UCAS Code: L510
Cost: £7725 for Full-time
Course Overview

The area of mental health work is expanding and new roles have been developing at a fast pace. This qualification aims to assist individuals working in a mental health setting to gain the skills and knowledge needed to respond to these developments. It is also aimed at volunteers with a keen interest in the area of mental health work.

The foundation degree is a two year full-time vocational degree programme where practice is assessed alongside academic ability. Employers have been supportive both in the development and delivery of the degree ensuring that students gain exactly the skills needed in the workplace.

What will I learn?

Units in the programme may include:

• Professional Practice and Personal Development Planning
• Sociology of Health
• Mental Health and Illness
• Introduction to Research
• Social Policy
• Care Assessment and Planning

• Mental Health in Older Adults
• Promoting Mental Wellbeing
• Treatment and Recovery Approaches in Mental Health
• Independent Research Project
• Advanced Professional Practice and Personal
Development Planning
• Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

How will the course be assessed?

Assessment takes place at the end of each unit and is in the form of essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, seminar papers and seminar presentations.


Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


The articulated progression route is the BA (Hons) Health and Applied Social Studies validated by Bucks New University and delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College.

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