Foundation Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health


If you want to develop a career improving the mental health and psychological wellbeing of children, young people and families then we can help.

A Foundation Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health will start you on your path to working in this challenging and rewarding field. We can even help you access student funding through Student Finance England.  To speak to one of our Admissions team and find out how call 01726 891807 or request a call back and we will call you back at a time that suits you.


About the Foundation Degree

The Foundation Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health enables you to live, work and study locally whilst still enjoying all the benefits and support from the University of Worcester.

You will develop knowledge and skills sought by employers across the spectrum of children and adolescent mental health services.

Our Admissions team treat you like an individual and will help you through the complexities of student funding and finance.   You can even earn while you learn.

You will benefit from an extremely high standard of academic tutors in this field, who will lead your support and development.

September 2018 course details coming soon

Entry requirements                

If you are under 21, the entry requirements are as follows:

Passes at A-C in 4 GCSE subjects plus one Level 3 qualification, for example:

  • BTEC
  • Pre-2002 qualifications (e.g. GNVQ, BTEC ND etc.)
  • NVQ Level 3

If you are over 21 and do not have any of the above qualifications, your application is still welcomed. We take into account your previous knowledge and life experiences, both inside and outside employment.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the Foundation Degree, plus an occupational health check.


Who studies for the Foundation Degree?

The Foundation Degree is aimed at anyone working, or wanting to work, to improve the mental health and psychological well-being of children and young people and to work with their families and carers in a range of settings.

If you have the values, knowledge and skills relevant to working in child and adolescent mental health services then we can help you develop your skills and strategies necessary for working in partnership with a range of service users and their families, services, professionals and groups across the education, health and children’s social care settings


Career progression

Once you have completed the Foundation Degree you have the option to progress to a full honours degree.

The Foundation Degree is a recognised qualification in its own right, contributing to personal and career development, having been developed with the support of local employers.

You will be prepared for work with children and young people as the course develops knowledge and skills that employers are looking for across the spectrum of child and adolescent mental health.

The Foundation Degree has a strong vocational focus and prepares you for work to support and promote child and adolescent mental health and well-being in the health, social care and education sectors.