The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
Applicants must normally:
- Have a first degree, or demonstrate ability to study at Level 7
- Hold a recognised professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology
- Have current registration with the appropriate professional statutory body (NMC; HCPC; BPS) as either a social worker, a nurse, an occupational therapist or a psychologist
- Be engaged in complex professional practice in mental health services for a minimum of 15 hours per week
- EITHER be nominated by a local authority or other employer who will facilitate relevant, required practice, supervision and assessment of practice to meet course assessment requirements; OR, if an independent practitioner, have written agreement before the start of the course of a local authority or health trust who will provide within their organisation the practice, supervision and assessment of practice by a suitably qualified and experienced person as agreed by the course team.
- All applicants are required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.
- Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) will be considered, in line with our APL regulations.