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TEC Partnership

Community Mental Health

UCAS Code: B7Y8

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Health and welfare

**This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.**

If you have always dreamed of being the person who can help to make life changing differences in someone’s life why not consider a role working with people who have mental health problems in your local community. The FdSc Community Mental Health programme offers you a chance to gain a broad understanding of the experiences and lives of those living with mental health and emotional problems. Whether you are interested in working with children, young people, adults or older adults; this programme provides you with an opportunity to learn what it takes to support someone into a full recovery and lead a meaningful existence.

You will build upon your understanding of a range of mental health diagnoses; acquire a theoretical understanding of psychological development and psychological abnormalities, alongside building personal values and ethical practice requirements. You will learn how contemporary social issues impact upon someone’s mental well being and how these issues may pose lifelong challenges in an ever diverse world which may affect anyone of us at any given point. You will have an opportunity to take part in a work placement of your choice, directed by yourself in order to develop practical and communication skills within the mental health sector working with service users and other professionals directly. This foundation degree qualification will give you the necessary understanding required to implement legislation in practice and follow policy when making a real difference in many people’s lives.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)
Study Skills & Research
Professional Preparation & Communication
Conceptions of Mental Health
Lifespan Development
Psychological Approaches
Contemporary Social Issues in Mental Health

Year 2 (Level 5)
Social Policy & Legislation in Practice
Working with Service Users
Care Planning, Inclusion & Recovery
Interventions in Mental Health
Promoting Mental Wellbeing
Research in Mental Health

Assessment methods

A range of assessments are designed to assess your learning. These include: Case Studies, Reports, Essays, Individual Presentations, Care Plans, Literature Reviews and Group Presentations.
You are fully supported in preparation for all assessments on the programme with opportunities for one to one guidance and academic achievement workshops.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Grimsby

Department:

HE Health and Care Industries - GIFHE

TEF rating:
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