Child and Adolescent Mental Health (SCQF level 10) CPD Award

Course code B99C

What is special about this course?

This Child and Adolescent Mental Health (SCQF level 10) module is aimed at those working with children in education, health, social care and the voluntary sectors. 

You will examine the concept of health and wellbeing in relation to mental health in children and adolescents and explore key policy documents like Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC).

You will gain an awareness of child and adolescent mental health services, their differences across the UK, the importance of progress, participation and partnerships, and an overview of specific mental health disorders.

Special features

  • Fully online
  • Variety of student disciplines brought together to discuss child and adolescent mental health
  • Study flexibly in and around work and family commitments
  • Module leader experienced in working with child and adolescents professionally
  • All resources and textbooks available online (e-books etc)

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of being able to study at SCQF level 9 is required.

Note: A limited number of free places are available for September 2022 for Scottish students, these places are funded through the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund. 

CPD Award

You will explore topics such as: 

  • Stigma and labelling
  • Child development
  • Risk factors for mental health issues for children themselves, within families and within environments
  • Resilience, in particular the promotion of resilience in the school years

How will I study my course?

  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will learn through a combination of video-conference lectures and tutorials, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors.

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (unstructured): one semester (approximately 14 weeks)

Where can I study my course?

  • Outer Hebrides - you can study this fully online module from any location. You will be enrolled and receive support from UHI Outer Hebrides.

Start date

  • September
  • January

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Award2021-222022-23
CPD Award (20 credit module) £215 £215

For September 2022 start, fully funded (tuition free) places are available on this course for students living in Scotland who are assessed as Scottish for fee status. Places will be allocated to eligible students following assessment of their application for the course.

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) or assessed as rest of the UK for fee status, the following fees apply:

Award2021-222022-23
CPD Award (20 credit module) £1,020 £1,020

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

International students

This course is not available to students domiciled outside of the UK or for international students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled status in the UK) requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study here. For students living in the UK and assessed as international for fee status, the following fees will apply:

  • This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Award2021-222022-23
CPD Award (20 credit module) £1,080 £1,080

 

Funding

For September 2022, there are a limited number of free places available on this CPD award for people working with children in a range of settings and looking to upskill in this area. Students must be resident in Scotland and assessed by the university as Scottish for fee status. This funding is supported by the Scottish Funding Council's Upskilling Fund. 

Additional costs

You may wish to purchase the core textbook for use at work too.

Can I progress into further study?

You may wish to progress from Child and Adolescent Mental Health (SCQF level 10) CPD Award to MA Health and Wellbeing.

Is there more information available online?

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The structure of the course and the collaboration with others has been really enjoyable, I now have a wide range of new books and articles to explore! This is by far the best online learning environment I’ve been involved in, I’m so grateful that it’s available to those of us looking to increase our knowledge and understanding of this topic.

Neil McElroy completed our online CPD Award Child and Adolescent Mental Health (SCQF level 10) with the support of staff at UHI Outer Hebrides.

Apply for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (SCQF level 10) CPD Award

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2023 or Aug/Sep 2023 or Jan/Feb 2024

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