University of Birmingham Department of social policy and social work
University of Birmingham
Course details

Course aim

Stage 2 of the programme aims to prepare you, in partnership with Coventry City Council Adult Social Care, to competently carry out the role of an approved Mental Health Professional.

Course outcomes

Stage 2 (AMHP Qualifying Training) consists of Modules 2-4

Values: Assessment and Communication in Approved Mental Health Professional Practice (20 credits)

The Legislative Framework and Approved Mental Health Professional Practice (20 credits)

The Context of Approved Mental Health Professional Practice: Models and Perspectives (20 credits).

All modules are assessed through the medium of the AMHP Qualifying Portfolio.

The course is assessed at Master’s Level.

Prior to the course invitations to apply are sent to all Adult Social Care managers and relevant Children’s Social Care managers for distribution to staff who hold the AMHP Stage 1 module.

Applicants should note that there is no automatic progression to Stage 2 of the course. Enrolment is subject to operational needs and requirements. In addition, further interview and selection is also a requirement.

Course length

Following completion of Stage 1 and if the candidate wishes to continue to Stage 2, they must be released to attend the AMHP Hub for a minimum of one day a month, plus release to receive supervision, attend the AMHP Forum and AMHP continuing development events.

Once the Stage 2 course begins this is 8 months, full time in a placement different to the candidates normal place of work.

Course length
8 months, full time
Knowledge and Skills Framework
The AMHP qualification course meets the criteria as set down by the Department of Health Statutory Instrument 1206 Schedule 2 to the Mental Health (AMHP) (Approval) (England) Regulations 2008.
Professional Capability Framework
The College of Social Work undertook an exercise to map AMHP. Competency to the PCF
Target group
Social Workers in Adult and Children’s Social Care who have successfully completed stage 1 of the AMHP course.

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