PGCert: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools Learn how to support the mental health of staff and students Course in Islamabad || Registration Open
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Explore the current understanding mental health in schools
This certificate is designed to support individuals, schools or local authorities who are working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to promoting awareness of mental health in schools.
As the education sector focuses on transformative changes that need to be made post-pandemic, concerns regarding mental health and wellbeing have never been so important.
The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have been unprecedented and have created challenges with commentators expressing concerns for children’s mental and physical health.
On this course you will:
- Gain specialist knowledge in mental health awareness in schools.
- Consider the role of mental health within education.
- Earn 60 credits towards our MA Education course.
- Learn from experts in mental health within educational settings.
Develop your knowledge and skills of mental health support within education settings
Our PGCert Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools course covers issues of mental health relevant to staff and students within educational settings across the UK.
Independent Study: Mental Health Awareness in Schools
This module is designed to support those who are working on programmes or professional learning activities geared to promoting awareness of mental health in schools. Topics include a review of relevant policy documents and guidance; indicators of mental ill-health disorders; consideration of how staff are supported with their mental wellbeing and evidence-based interventions.
Teaching and Assessment
Part-time learning that fits around you
Delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate: Professional Studies in Education, Mental Health Awareness in Schools takes the form of taught and facilitated sessions over two modules. These will include taught and facilitated sessions plus one-to-one input based at our Bognor Regis campus.
Tutorials will focus upon the substantive topic, facilitating discussion of ideas, research sources and references, theoretical models, policy implications etc.
The delivery of this module will benefit from the use of electronic message board facilities to assist communication between students.
You will be asked to demonstrate your independent research skills through literature reviews and essays.
You will be encouraged to complete assignments that are linked to your workplace practice and personal interest.
Open up a wide variety of professional careers within the education sector
There is the potential that this PGCert will contribute to you applying for a specialist role working within a mental health capacity in an education setting.
Graduates can also use this course as a means to progress into educational administration roles or consultants, as well as work for local or national government with a focus on public education systems.
This course is also designed to maximise career opportunities in a diverse range of alternative settings.
Career paths include roles within:
- Church and faith organisations
- International development
You can use this PGCert as a springboard to continue your studies and complete the full MA Education course here at the University of Chichester.