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Education Mental Health Practice PG Dip

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This programme is a shared initiative between the Department for Education and Department of Health, and supports the government’s priority to increase access of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people. The EMHP is a new professional role which delivers evidence based early interventions in education settings. This is a government funded course where students are employed at NHS band 4 by a Mental Health Support Team (MHST), that sits between health and education, for one year during training. On successful completion of the programme, practitioners are employed for a further year at NHS band 5 within the same team, as a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner. During training, students attend lectures, clinical skills workshops and video feedback groups at university, while practising clinically under supervision in the MHSTs. They learn how to deliver guided self help interventions for common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and behavioural problems in individual and group format; and the whole school approach to wellbeing. They learn service project, audit and workshop skills, and clinical competencies are assessed with video sessions and case report.

Key benefits

  • Competence in delivery of evidence based low intensity interventions for common mild to moderate mental health problems in children and young people in education settings.
  • Being part of an exciting new initiative and programme that sits between health and education Increased competence in presentation skills and workshop delivery.
  • Development of service project, audit and case presentation skills.
  • Being part of a bonded team of staff and students from diverse educational and training backgrounds, at university and at site.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, clinical skills workshops/tutorials and online activities.

Module name

Lectures (hours)

Seminars/ tutorials (hours)

Self-directed study (hours)

Total (hours)

1 Fundamental skills: Children and young people’s mental health settings – context and values

30

18

102

150 (15 credits)

2 Fundamental skills: Assessment and engagement

30

18

102

150

3 Evidence based interventions: Theory and skills

66

36

198

300 (30 credits)

4 Working, assessing and engaging in education settings

30

18

102

150

5 Common problems and processes in educational settings

30

18

102

150

6 Interventions for emerging mental health difficulties in education settings

66

36

198

300

Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

    The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework and an e-portfolio of competencies and skills, to support your employability and development. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

    Structure

    Required modules

    You are required to take: • Module 1: Children and Young People’s Mental Health Settings: Context and Values • Module 2: Assessment and Engagement • Module 3: Evidence Based Intervention for Common Mental Health Problems with Children and Young People: Theory & Skills • Module 4: Working, Assessing and Engaging in Education Settings • Module 5: Common Problems and Processes in Education Settings • Module 6: Interventions for Emerging Mental Health Difficulties in Education Settings

    Optional modules

    No modules are optional, they are all compulsory.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    You will be employed as an EMHP for at least a year after training, as long as you pass the first year of training. Graduates frequently continue in the field of mental health, wellbeing and/or education and, after at least two years post qualification, on other training programmes

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: Fees are paid by commissioners

    Part time: N/A

    International:

    Full time: N/A

    Part time: N/A

    Deposit

    Please note that for this course fees are paid by commissioners: you are not required to pay a deposit.

    This is a one-year training contract funded by HEE for UK/EU and EEA applicants only.

    Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • books if you choose to buy your own copies
    • library fees and fines
    • society membership fees
    • stationery
    • travel costs for travel to and around London and between campuses/accommodation for your stay in London
    • graduation costs

    Funding

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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    Teaching methods - what to expect

    You will be taught through a mix of lectures, clinical skills workshops/tutorials and online activities.

    Module name

    Lectures (hours)

    Seminars/ tutorials (hours)

    Self-directed study (hours)

    Total (hours)

    1 Fundamental skills: Children and young people’s mental health settings – context and values

    30

    18

    102

    150 (15 credits)

    2 Fundamental skills: Assessment and engagement

    30

    18

    102

    150

    3 Evidence based interventions: Theory and skills

    66

    36

    198

    300 (30 credits)

    4 Working, assessing and engaging in education settings

    30

    18

    102

    150

    5 Common problems and processes in educational settings

    30

    18

    102

    150

    6 Interventions for emerging mental health difficulties in education settings

    66

    36

    198

    300

    Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks.

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    Assessment

      The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework and an e-portfolio of competencies and skills, to support your employability and development. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

      Structure

      Required modules

      You are required to take: • Module 1: Children and Young People’s Mental Health Settings: Context and Values • Module 2: Assessment and Engagement • Module 3: Evidence Based Intervention for Common Mental Health Problems with Children and Young People: Theory & Skills • Module 4: Working, Assessing and Engaging in Education Settings • Module 5: Common Problems and Processes in Education Settings • Module 6: Interventions for Emerging Mental Health Difficulties in Education Settings

      Optional modules

      No modules are optional, they are all compulsory.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      You will be employed as an EMHP for at least a year after training, as long as you pass the first year of training. Graduates frequently continue in the field of mental health, wellbeing and/or education and, after at least two years post qualification, on other training programmes

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: Fees are paid by commissioners

      Part time: N/A

      International:

      Full time: N/A

      Part time: N/A

      Deposit

      Please note that for this course fees are paid by commissioners: you are not required to pay a deposit.

      This is a one-year training contract funded by HEE for UK/EU and EEA applicants only.

      Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • books if you choose to buy your own copies
      • library fees and fines
      • society membership fees
      • stationery
      • travel costs for travel to and around London and between campuses/accommodation for your stay in London
      • graduation costs

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      Applications open from 20th July and closing on 22nd November.

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