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PROSPECTUS 2017

FdSc Community Mental Health

FdSc Community Mental Health

A career in community based mental health - the chance to make a real difference to those facing emotional and mental health issues

 
 
 
 
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About the FdSc Community Mental Health programme

Over a four UK adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year and one in six experiences this at any given time. As such, health and social care services must ensure that they develop and employ staff best placed to meet the needs of such a significant number of people.
This programme will prepare you to be one of these essential service providers giving you a broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of key aspects of mental health. These include mental health promotion, advocacy, law, policy and practice,as well as a high degree of application to practice, supporting a pathway for lifelong learning and the opportunity to progress to other qualifications to further your career.

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Annual Salary
£18,000
Entry Salary
£28,000
Mid Range Salary
£45,000
High End Salary
Males & Females Employed
65%
35%
21%

Entry requirements

For 2017 entry onwards: 80 UCAS points from two A' Levels (or equivalent level 3 qualification) or an Access to HE Diploma. Students must hold English and Maths GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent). The Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (1500 word essay) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant practice experience.All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.

All students must complete a minimum of 200 hours of mandatory work placement over the duration of the programme. Students are expected to complete relevant health screening questionnaires (when necessary for placement requirements) and DBS checks before entry into any work placement. This will be a cost to students prior to commencement.
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What you will learn

Modules include

  • Preparing to Be a Professional
  • Social Policy
  • Lifespan Development
  • Psychological Approaches
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Sociology of Health



  • Modules include

  • Competency in Practice
  • Approaches to Care Planning
  • Interventions in Mental Health Partnership
  • Inclusion and Recovery
  • Promoting Mental Wellbeing
  • Legislation in Practice


  • What Next

    Examples of job roles include Assistant Practitioner within a community mental health setting such as supported housing, day centres, community mental health centres, MIND, residential or nursing care homes.
    Progression from the programme includes - working as community based practitioners, supporting individuals, families, drug and alcohol provision, mental health promotion, older adult mental health care or emotional wellbeing with skills leading to senior roles. Alternatively, you may wish to continue to further study at Level 6 for top-up to a BSc qualification in a relevant subject area such as the BSc Health and Social Care.

    Programme Benefits

    You will gain skills enabling you to recognise the signs of mental health and emotional difficulty, plan holistic care, learn how to support and understand the dynamics of mental health and illness and have an understanding of the key interventions used within sector. The aspects of the contemporary understanding of mental health will be approached from both psychological and sociological perspectives. This will be enhanced by understanding the underpinning legislation and policy which guides the provision of community mental health. By the end of the programme you will have learnt not only the theory and research behind evidence based practice, but also will have had the chance to implement the skills learnt through the work based learning placement. Following successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for level 6 study to further enhance your career potential.


    Learning & Teaching Methods

    Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. You will be expected to work together with other students in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential.

    A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, student led seminars, tutor-led seminars together with peer support . The programme is delivered by a team of experienced professionals within their relevant fields of expertise. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market. Integrating a work-based or placement opportunity, during the programme you will be visited in the workplace by a member of staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Your experiential learning will be enhanced by observing and working alongside sector specialists as you develop your own skills as a practitioner.

    You will also be welcomed to attend a series of 'guest lectures' throughout the progression of your studies, from which you will gain specific and focused information surrounding key areas of your interest. Relevant, insightful visits to key places of interest will also contribute to your learning.




    More information

    UCAS Code:GRIMC G80 B7Y8
    Credit Level:5
    Credit value:240
    Course start date: September
    Course duration: 2 years full time
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    FdSc Community Mental Health

    Your programme

    About the FdSc Community Mental Health programme

    Over a four UK adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year and one in six experiences this at any given time. As such, health and social care services must ensure that they develop and employ staff best placed to meet the needs of such a significant number of people.
    This programme will prepare you to be one of these essential service providers giving you a broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of key aspects of mental health. These include mental health promotion, advocacy, law, policy and practice,as well as a high degree of application to practice, supporting a pathway for lifelong learning and the opportunity to progress to other qualifications to further your career.

    With figures rising to a third of the population within the UK, the management of mental health and illness is becoming critically in demand as a career. The FdSc Community Mental Health programme offers you an opportunity to study a broad subject range of contemporary mental health specifically within community based sectors. Delivered over 2 years and through a range of learning contexts from experienced professionals, you will engage with content surrounding key psychological approaches, development through lifespan, interventions, legislation and sociological concepts.
    Sector-based placements will enhance your experiences by learning skills in planning the care of service users, recovery models and initiating prevention directives, whilst developing your own professional skills and competencies in real-life situations. Unlike traditional nursing routes to mental health, you will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of issues faced by people managing mental health while remaining functioning members of society and living in the community. Embracing the concepts of inclusion, equality and diversity, rights and empowerment, this programme focuses upon the key features of professional caring relationships, through a focus on technical, interpersonal and cognitive skills. This Foundation Degree integrates a range of care based competencies that will help to ensure that you develop as a skilled practitioner meeting a range of National Occupational Standards.

    The programme seeks to provide you with a firm foundation for knowledge, skill and self-development through both classroom learning and practice experience. There is opportunity for you to apply theory through evidence-based practice beginning within the first year of study with a focus on developing knowledge, understanding and confidence in practicing critical care skills.

    Programme Benefits

    You will gain skills enabling you to recognise the signs of mental health and emotional difficulty, plan holistic care, learn how to support and understand the dynamics of mental health and illness and have an understanding of the key interventions used within sector. The aspects of the contemporary understanding of mental health will be approached from both psychological and sociological perspectives. This will be enhanced by understanding the underpinning legislation and policy which guides the provision of community mental health. By the end of the programme you will have learnt not only the theory and research behind evidence based practice, but also will have had the chance to implement the skills learnt through the work based learning placement. Following successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for level 6 study to further enhance your career potential.

    Entry requirements

    For 2017 entry onwards: 80 UCAS points from two A' Levels (or equivalent level 3 qualification) or an Access to HE Diploma. Students must hold English and Maths GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent). The Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (1500 word essay) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant practice experience.All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.

    All students must complete a minimum of 200 hours of mandatory work placement over the duration of the programme. Students are expected to complete relevant health screening questionnaires (when necessary for placement requirements) and DBS checks before entry into any work placement. This will be a cost to students prior to commencement.
    .

    What you will learn

    Year 1

    Modules include

  • Preparing to Be a Professional
  • Social Policy
  • Lifespan Development
  • Psychological Approaches
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Sociology of Health



  • Year 2

    Modules include

  • Competency in Practice
  • Approaches to Care Planning
  • Interventions in Mental Health Partnership
  • Inclusion and Recovery
  • Promoting Mental Wellbeing
  • Legislation in Practice


  • Learning & Teaching Methods

    Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. You will be expected to work together with other students in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential.

    A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, student led seminars, tutor-led seminars together with peer support . The programme is delivered by a team of experienced professionals within their relevant fields of expertise. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market. Integrating a work-based or placement opportunity, during the programme you will be visited in the workplace by a member of staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Your experiential learning will be enhanced by observing and working alongside sector specialists as you develop your own skills as a practitioner.

    You will also be welcomed to attend a series of 'guest lectures' throughout the progression of your studies, from which you will gain specific and focused information surrounding key areas of your interest. Relevant, insightful visits to key places of interest will also contribute to your learning.

    More information

    UCAS Code:GRIMC G80 B7Y8
    Credit Level:5
    Credit value:240
    Course start date: September
    Course duration: 2 years full time

    What Next

    Examples of job roles include Assistant Practitioner within a community mental health setting such as supported housing, day centres, community mental health centres, MIND, residential or nursing care homes.
    Progression from the programme includes - working as community based practitioners, supporting individuals, families, drug and alcohol provision, mental health promotion, older adult mental health care or emotional wellbeing with skills leading to senior roles. Alternatively, you may wish to continue to further study at Level 6 for top-up to a BSc qualification in a relevant subject area such as the BSc Health and Social Care.

    What to do next?

    Interested in this course? contact us on 0800 328 3631 or headmissions@grimsby.ac.uk.

    Not sure? why not visit us at our next open event, they are a great way to find out about what we have to offer so come along and have a chat with the tutors and see what courses are available.

    Our next open event/s will be:

    Saturday
    13th May
     10am - 1pm


    Equality & Diversity

    All of our activities in relation to teaching, safeguarding, training, recruitment, retention and progression are core business areas where we must be mindful of the diverse needs of those we work with. Although the law no longer requires public sector organisations to produce equality schemes, the Grimsby Institute Group has produced an Equality Statement, which is more than mere words, but a statement of our intent.

    This statement underpinned by declarations from the leaders of the Grimsby Institute Group include many actions we believe will proactively eliminate all forms of discrimination where they exist and prevent them from occurring in the first instance.

    Equality Intent turning into equality action is the future ethos and philosophy of the Grimsby Institute Group and as the principal lead for Equality, Diversity Inclusion & Human Rights the Grimsby Institute Group will demonstrate this commitment in all that they do.


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