Foundation Degree Mental Health

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care and Early Years

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
14 September 2021

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

32 UCAS Tariff points. Mature students currently working in a mental health setting will be considered via interview.

An occupational health check is required, plus completion of an enhanced DBS.

In a nutshell

This foundation degree has been produced with local and regional employers to develop the knowledge and skills they look for across the spectrum of mental health services and is a recognised qualification in its own right, contributing to your personal and career development.

NB: This course is currently being revalidated to ensure it offers you the best possible course content. Updated information about the course that you will study in September 2020 will be available on this page soon.

This course is for you if...

... you are working or wanting to work to improve the psychological wellbeing of individuals
... you want to learn new skills
... you want to develop existing expertise

What will I be doing?

There are few challenges in society today as significant as the need to tackle the complex question of mental health.

The taught component of the course (theory) will normally be delivered one day a week across two terms per year. A significant component of the course must be made up of work-based learning. Therefore, if you’re not in suitable employment, you’ll need to seek a placement in a mental health setting for one day a week for the duration of the course.

You’ll be assessed via coursework, portfolio work, presentations, case studies, leaflets, posters, reports and practical assessment. Upon completion, you’ll achieve the Foundation Degree in Mental Health.

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need 32 UCAS Tariff points.

An Enhanced DBS is also required, plus an Occupational Health check

What comes next?

This course has become a recognised route into careers in the NHS, independent and third sector organisations (including Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Social Work) for those who don’t meet the initial entry criteria. Progression onto such professional programmes is subject to successful application and therefore not guaranteed.

After completing the foundation degree, you may choose to complete a top-up degree.

Additional information

This course is franchised by the University of Worcester. Please note that all applications must be made via UCAS The course code is L515.

When you successfully complete the requirements of the Cert HE, you may continue to study the following year towards the foundation degree rather than exit with the Cert HE. This will enable you to undertake the two year Foundation Degree in Mental Health, after which you may choose to complete a top-up degree.

The cost of the DBS is currently £54.09 however this is subject to change. If candidates are in possession of a recent DBS or have signed up to the update service then this may not be required.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 14 September 2021

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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