Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMPS)
Last updated: 26/04/2012
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Bournemouth University (delivered in Cornwall).
Any staff with a professional qualification or
assessing and support practicing staff.
The principle aim of the course is to prepare practitioners who
will be considered for appointment as Approved Mental Health
Professionals under the Mental Health Act 2007.
On completion of the course, you will also be able to take on
the role of Best Interests Assessor (Mental Health Capacity Act
2005). In meeting the requirements of the Higher Specialist Social
Work Award in Mental Health the course also recognises the
diversity of mental health social work and provides practitioners
with the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and
enhance their skills in dealing with complex work. Opportunities
for experiential learning will be provided in a supervised practice
placement as required by the professional body, with supervision as
Assessment for the course will be varied and will include
completion of a portfolio including a report by a practice assessor
based on observation of the student’s application of learning and
competence in demonstrating the requirements. A range of reflective
assignments and an in class test will also be included.
3 years (part-time).
Discussions with your CPD Worker and be able to demonstrate the
ability to work at post graduate level.