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Postgraduate Certificate:  Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools

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Bognor Regis campus

One year, Part Time

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Entry Requirements and Fees

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.

Fees:

For 2021/22 fee information please see our Tuition Fee page.

Course content

Course overview

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.  This module aims to explore how schools can support both their workforce and their students. The module will cover issues of mental health relevant to staff and students, to include: Trauma Informed Schools, Mindfulness, and the Recovery Curriculum (Carpenter and Carpenter 2020).

Who is the course for?

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.

How is the course delivered?

The 60 credit certificate is comprised of two 30 credit modules to include:

  1. Independent Study: Mental Health Awareness in Schools (30 credits)
  2. Exploring Research (30 credits) OR Emotional Aspects of Learning (EDU09)  

Please note that the exit award for this programme will read: Postgraduate Certificate: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools.

For more information you can view our course leaflet.

Our facilities

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the Bognor Regis campus.  It hosts:

  • A modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors 
  • A range of study areas for group study
  • Over 80 open access PC and Mac stations
  • Wi-Fi areas for laptop use
  • Substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research
  • Online library resources you can access from anywhere at any time
  • Costa Coffee
  • Also situated in the Learning Resource Centre is the Support and Information Zone (SIZ) to help with any enquiries while at university
  • At SIZ, there's an equipment loans centre offerings laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans

The local area

The local area surrounding the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis Campus including Bognor Regis Beach, Town Centre, The South Downs and West Wittering Beach

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

Visit us

There's plenty of ways to see the campus, even from your own home! Take a look around at our facilities through our Virtual Tour.

Where this can take you

Successful students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools, which can act as a springboard for further Masters study.

Indicative modules

Semester 1: Independent Study:  Mental Health Awareness in Schools

In this module students will be asked to carry out an extended literature review or a small piece of  research on an aspect of mental health that will be further developed in the  final part of the certificate.

Semester 2:  Exploring Research

In the final part of this certificate students will be asked to carry out practitioner research on an aspect of mental health.

Previous students’ work has focused on:

  • An exploration into supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing on their transition back into school after the Coronavirus pandemic
  • How can a ‘shoes-off’ classroom policy impact on the regulatory emotions of young people?
  • 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

Session dates

Semester 1: Independent Study:  Mental Health Awareness in Schools

Dates:  September 2021 start; (contact programme for further details)

Semester 2:  Exploring Research

Start date:  Tuesday Feb. 1st 2022

To find out more contact Dr Sue Bentham, Coordinator of Masters Provision in Education:
MEdu@chi.ac.uk
01243 812045

Please note, in respect to dates for the Independent Study: Mental Health Awareness in Schools;  

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

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

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 1-2-1 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.

 

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

CONTACT US

For further information, please contact:

MEdu@chi.ac.uk
+44 (0)1243 812045