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Higher Apprenticeship - FdSc in Mental Health Practice (Jan Starts)

  • 5

    Level
    Level 5

  • Duration
    Multiple - see below

  • Start Date
    Multiple - see below

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code
    K0014

Start Dates

  • September 2021, Apprenticeship, 2 years
  • January 2022, Apprenticeship, 3 years
  • September 2022, Apprenticeship, 2 years
  • February 2023, Apprenticeship, 2 years

Summary

NB The Foundation degree in Mental Health Practice, which forms part of this apprenticeships, is subject to revalidation in ready for September 2022 entry. Therefore, the modules within the foundation degree may be subject to change.

The Higher Apprenticeship - FdSc in Mental Health Studies at City College Norwich has been developed in collaboration with local NHS Trusts and requires the learners employer to agree to both fund and support the Apprentice throughout the duration of the programme. This programme aims at Providing, supervising and coordinating high-quality and compassionate health and social care for a wide range of people.

This programme has been designed to support the development of mental health practitioners to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours. This also promotes opportunities for career progression and requires the apprentice to successfully complete an End Point Assessment, to demonstrate that they have met all the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Standards and meet the required standard of competency.

To gain the knowledge and skills required for the Apprenticeship, the programme incorporates a FdSc Mental Health Studies degree, which is validated by UEA.

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)

Entry Requirements

You will need a level 3 qualification in a related subject or proven experience in practice. Above all we expect you to have the commitment and enthusiasm to be successful. All shortlisted applicants are offered an interview. We welcome applications from mature (21+) students who have experience in practice or other suitable qualifications. You will need to be employed or have a voluntary placement for eight hours a week minimum.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage

If you are interested in undertaking this apprenticeship, please seek approval through your current employer, as individuals can not apply directly. Our Apprenticeship team (Telephone: 01603 773365 , email: EmployerPartnerships@CCN.ac.uk) will be happy to discuss the next steps with your employer

Learning Outcomes

Year 1: Level 4 modules comprise:
Higher Learning Skills (20 credits),
Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology (20 credits),
Intro to Mental Health Practice (20 credits),
The Health and Social Care Sector (20 credits)
Psychosocial Perspectives and Care Practice (20 Credits)
Communication in Mental Health Practice (20 credits)
Year 2: Level 5 modules comprise: -
Assessment and Risk in Mental Health Practice (20 credits),
Decision Making, Ethics and the Law in Practice (20 credits),
Intervention and Recovery in Mental Health Care Practice (20 credits),
Science for Mental Health Care Practice (20 credits),
Supervision and Leadership (20 credits),
Research Skills for the Mental Health Sector (20 credits),

In addition, to these academic modules, apprentices will undertake preparation for the EPA Gateway.

Fees

September 2021, Apprenticeship, 2 years

Levy Payer - £6,000 per year
Non-Levy Payer £300 per year

January 2022, Apprenticeship, 3 years

£7,500 per year

September 2022, Apprenticeship, 2 years

Levy Payer - £6,000 per year
Non-Levy Payer £300 per year

February 2023, Apprenticeship, 2 years

Levy Payer - £6,000 per year
Non-Levy Payer £300 per year

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)