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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute

BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Health top-up degree (September 2020)

Key features

  • The opportunity to progress and deepen your specialist knowledge and expertise in the emotional, psychological and mental well-being of children and young people.
  • Achieve a University of Worcester accredited BSc (Hons) degree whilst continuing to work and live locally.
  • Students will engage in stimulating and specialised lectures, tutorials, workshops and research in child and adolescent mental health.
  • Studying with TLI ensures you have personalised learning experiences with the benefits of being a University of Worcester student.
  • Teaching and tutors bring extensive specialist expertise from child and adolescent mental health practice, research and higher education teaching. 



Entry requirements

The programme is a progression pathway to a full honours degree for anyone who has recently completed a relevant foundation degree equating to 240 credits combined at levels 4 and 5. It is expected that all applicants will have current experience of working within relevant professional environments linked to child and adolescent mental health. A supportive academic reference will be required.

Non-standard entry routes will also be considered. We encourage applications from candidates who can provide evidence of their ability to work at Level 6 and substantial experience of working within health, education, care or social welfare. 

About the course  

The BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Health (BSc CAMH for short) provides you with the opportunity to deepen your specialist knowledge and skills, to meet current and future demands within the field of child and adolescent mental health in education, health, social care and welfare contexts.

The programme is accredited by the University of Worcester and delivered by The Learning Institute at venues across the Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. The course attracts a wide range of professionals from education, early years, social work, nursing, health and social care and mental health backgrounds, all with the common aim of gaining specialist child and adolescent mental health knowledge. The BSc CAMH is one of very few third year undergraduate courses specific to child and adolescent mental health in the UK.

The course is designed to enable you to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement.  A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enable you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful. You will be taught through a combination of interactive workshops, face-to-face teaching, individual supervision and tutorials. The interactive nature of the teaching ensures that sessions take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Supervision, teaching and tutorials enable discussion and progression within your Independent Study, further understanding and support with other modules, in particular module assessment.

Each module has formative and summative assessments. The latter are graded and count towards the overall module grade.  Assessment methods include successful completion of academic essays, presentations, a viva voce, reports and an Independent Study.

As a student you will have high quality support from an Academic Tutor to guide you through your Independent Study and Module Tutors who will provide you with the specialist content knowledge you require for successful completion of your studies. You will be expected to attend all your taught sessions or tutorials across the year. In between your taught sessions you will undertake around 30 hours of personal self-study per week, with plenty of opportunities to pursue areas that are of interest.

What can you expect to study? 

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

30 credit modules

  • APHS3002 Independent Study
  • CAMH3005 Understanding CAMH and Core Competencies for Working with Children, Young People and Families
  • CAMH3006 Therapeutic Ways of Working with Children, Young People and Families

15 credit modules

  • APHS3009 Substance Misuse
  • APHS3010 Domestic Abuse

Career progression 

Successful completion of the BSc CAMH will enhance your potential employability, particularly with regard to relevant roles within the child and adolescent mental health workforce across many professional settings, in both statutory and non-statutory sectors. Alternatively, you may choose to progress into postgraduate training programmes that support progression within the CAMH career framework. Further study could include therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR or Counselling.

To find out more about career progression, have a look at our two-part Facebook Live video which can be accessed via our Facebook page or YouTube channel

How much will it cost and how do I apply? 

Course fees for academic year 2020-21 are likely to be £9,250.

Students who are currently studying with The Learning Institute will usually apply directly through their SOLE page.

External applicants can apply through UCAS, the central organisation through which all full-time Higher Education applications are processed in the UK. Apply here with the following codes:

University code: W80

Campus code: I (capital i)

Course code: B736

To find out more, please contact us:  |  07956 056447