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Funded Module: Education for Mental Health

Funded Masters Module in Mental Health Practice


Our Education for Mental Health module critically engages with pedagogical principles supporting mental health practitioners’ delivery of education to a variety of learners and service users.  In particular, the module appraises (i) educational theories and theories of learning applied within a mental health context; (ii) the development of key skills to support learning within a mental health environment (iii) critical understanding of the effective interpersonal and organisational skills underpinning educational inputs in a mental health context.  Participants will also explore the professional challenges in providing education in a recovery-focused climate. 

Delegates will be re-introduced to research from the perspectives of the two main research paradigms.  This will aid the development of critical appraisal skills and will be further supported by the use of recognised critical appraisal frameworks for each such as the NHS Critical Appraisal Skills Programme. Development of these skills will enable critical review of the evidence for the efficacy of learning and teaching strategies within service delivery in mental health.  Delegates will be encouraged to plan learning and teaching strategies based on this critical review. 

This is a Masters (SCQF Level 11) module and upon successful completion of the module, delegates will receive 20 credits.


Course Delivery and Assessment

This module will be delivered entirely online through a combination of self-paced study and live sessions with UWS teaching staff.  Course materials will be accessible via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the course content will also be accessible online for a short time after the module has been delivered, allowing delegates to revisit aspects of teaching.  A detailed timetable for the module will be available prior to course commencement. 

Delegates are required to complete two written assessments at the end of the module to demonstrate their understanding.  Information about the assessment methods and deadlines will be made available to students soon after teaching begins. 

Funding Opportunities

Funding for this module may be available via the UWS Upskilling Fund.  The UWS Upskilling Fund is a budget for delivering training to Scottish industry sectors, provided and moderated by the Scottish Funding Council.  To receive this funding, delegates must reside in Scotland or work for an organisation operating (with a business address) in Scotland. If you are successful in obtaining funding a registration fee of £50 will apply only (the full module fee is £930) and you will be provided with a discount code to use at check-out upon application. 

If you would like to find out more about this course, Upskilling Fund eligibility or register your interest, please get in touch with our dedicated CPD team at



Delegates should possess a relevant Ordinary Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification at SCQF Level 9 (i.e. Graduate Certificate in Acute Care) normally within the past five years and have a command of current, evidenced based knowledge within your chosen subject. 

In addition, delegates should have a professional background and be working within environments where mental ill health is a determinant on client outcome.  You will need an identified workplace supervisor and a supportive manager to assist you across the duration of the course.

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