The Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law provides the required training for social workers to undertake the role of Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016. This is a statutory role and applications must have the support of a Health and Social Care Trust. The PG Diploma provides the qualification for practising as an Approved Social Worker.
Please note that this course is not eligible for a Tier 4 visa.
Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law highlights
The PG Diploma pathway is the training for social workers to undertake the specialist role of an Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.
•On this programme there will be restricted access to relevant data by employers, the NISCC, DoH, HSC Boards and any successor bodies.
•For social workers, the programmes reflect the Department of Health policy in relation to social work and social care training and development (The Personal Social Services Development and Training Strategy, 2006-16), including links with the Northern Ireland Post-Qualifying Education and Training Partnership's professional requirements and awards in the specialist and leadership categories.
•Professional Development For multi-disciplinary applicants the programme offers relevant CPD opportunities as well as recognised qualifications accredited by the University which will augment their professional development and enhance the development of further opportunities in their chosen field of practice.
•The Programme Director has developed and nurtured their subject proficiency via their own practice, teaching and research in relation to their specialist area and they impart this trilateral expertise to the students via teaching on the Applied Social Studies programme.