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Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Professional Practices: WPLD Focus on Mental Health Awareness in Schools

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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.

Participants will be asked to engage in practitioner research focused on developing practical techniques and strategies for raising awareness of mental health, identifying and overcoming barriers that could hinder the development of mental health and finally evaluating the impact of such work.

Previous student’s work have focused on:

  • the realities of social media usage amongst adolescents and its potential effects on mental health and wellbeing;
  • children's perceptions on the impact of restricting evening screen time on their sleep and wellbeing;
  • how could the school improve the mental health of a transgender child and;
  • the extent to which gratitude journals can influence  mental health.

Delivery takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions over an 8 month period commencing on Tuesday October 15th.  Each session will focus on a different aspect of the underpinning research and practical strategies related to growth mindset theories. 

Please note that the exit award for this programme will read: Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice: Workplace Learning Development.




Our facilities

During your time with us you will have the opportunity to study by Distance Learning, accessing resources from our Moodle (VLE) platform, from which you will be supported by a dedicated tutor team based at our Bognor Regis campus.

The University resources provide the best facilities available for your study.  We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. 

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. 

We use an electronic learning environment with a continually expanding portfolio of online library resources that are available from anywhere at any time.

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus and hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors. 

Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, a coffee lounge and over 80 open access work stations. 

An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

The campus offers purpose built classrooms, as well as lecture and seminar rooms.

Indicative modules

As the timetable of session dates below illustrates, students will be required to be onsite once approximately every 6 weeks for a face to face taught session.  Between these sessions students will be able to access 1-2-1 support which can be face-to-face, online or through asynchronous provision. 

Successful students will be awarded with a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice: Workplace Learning Development worth 60 level 7 Masters credits, which can act as a springboard for further Masters study.

All taught and facilitated sessions take place at our Bognor Regis campus.

Session dates:

  1. Tuesday Oct. 15th 5:30-7:30pm
  2. Saturday Nov. 9th  – Masters Forum 10-4pm
  3. Monday Nov. 25th  5:30-7:30pm
  4. Monday January 13th  5:30-7:30pm
  5. Monday February 10th  5:30-7:30pm
  6. Saturday March 21st – Masters Forum 10-4pm
  7. Monday April 27th  5:30-7:30pm
  8. Monday May 18th 5:30-7:30pm

Please note that the exit award for this programme will read: Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice: Workplace Learning Development

To find out more contact:  

Dr Sue Bentham, Coordinator of Masters Provision in Education

01243 812045

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Teaching and assessment

Delivery takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions plus 1-2-1 input arranged at approximately month-6 weekly intervals over the academic year.  

Sessions will be held at Bognor Regis campus. 

If there are less than ten students enrolled on the PGCiPP (Focus on Mental Health Awareness in Schools) the following conditions will apply:

For individual applicants up to eight hours tutorial support is available, which may include face to face meetings and reviews of drafts. 

For small groups of students who are undertaking similar projects, the tutor will negotiate group tutorials which will be complemented by up to 4 hours of individual support. 

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.

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