PGCert: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools

PGCert: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools

Learn how to support the mental health of staff and students

Learn how to support the mental health of staff and students

1 year part-time
Bognor Regis Campus

Overview

Explore the current understanding mental health in schools

This certificate is designed to support individuals, schools or local authorities who are working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to promoting awareness of mental health in schools.

As the education sector focuses on transformative changes that need to be made post-pandemic, concerns regarding mental health and wellbeing have never been so important.

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have been unprecedented and have created challenges with commentators expressing concerns for children’s mental and physical health.

On this course you will:

  • Gain specialist knowledge in mental health awareness in schools.
  • Consider the role of mental health within education.
  • Earn 60 credits towards our MA Education course.
  • Learn from experts in mental health within educational settings.

The Course

Develop your knowledge and skills of mental health support within education settings

Our PGCert Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools course covers issues of mental health relevant to staff and students within educational settings across the UK.

This list is indicative and subject to change.

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Independent Study: Mental Health Awareness in Schools

This module is designed to support those who are working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to promoting awareness of mental health in schools. Topics include a review of relevant policy documents and guidance; indicators of mental ill-health disorders; consideration of how staff are supported with their mental wellbeing and evidence-based interventions.

Exploring Research: Informing and Changing Practice

This module supports you to become an agent of change within your workplace. You will consider theoretical frameworks that have a clear focus on the place of practitioner research as a tool for improving practice.

Experience

Discover dedicated research facilities to support your studies

Teaching and Assessment

Part-time learning that fits around you

Teaching

Delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions over two modules. These will include taught and facilitated sessions plus one-to-one input based at our Bognor Regis campus.

Tutorials will focus upon the substantive topic, facilitating discussion of ideas, research sources and references, theoretical models, policy implications etc.

The delivery of this module will benefit from the use of electronic message board facilities to assist communication between students.

Assessment

You will be asked to demonstrate your independent research skills through literature reviews and essays.

You will be encouraged to complete assignments that are linked to your workplace practice and personal interest.

Careers

Open up a wide variety of professional careers within the education sector

There is the potential that this PGCert will contribute to you applying for a specialist role working within a mental health capacity in an education setting.

Graduates can also use this course as a means to progress into educational administration roles or consultants, as well as work for local or national government with a focus on public education systems.

This course is also designed to maximise career opportunities in a diverse range of alternative settings.

Career paths include roles within:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Charities
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Church and faith organisations
  • International development

Further study

You can use this PGCert as a springboard to continue your studies and complete the full MA Education course here at the University of Chichester.

Course Costs

Course fees 2022/23

UK fee
£825
per 30 credit module.

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fees page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

University of Chichester alumni receive a 15% discount on our postgraduate courses.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree at 2:2 or higher.
  • If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification.

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