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Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties: Application & Reflection30 creditsMaster of EducationOnlineContinuing Professional DevelopmentValidated by Middlesex University

You will need to pass Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties: Skills & Knowledge before you take this one.

Why take this module?

Apply the skills and knowledge that you learned in Skills & Knowledge to the development of professional practice in your setting (casework and school-based work).

You will focus on reflective practice. This will give you the tools to continue to improve your practice long after you have completed the course. It’s a vital part of lifelong learning.

Additional activities will enable you to get to grips with the mental health difficulties and well-being issues that affect children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

The course starts in September, January and May.

Book and enrol before 15 May to join our next cohort.

How will you benefit?

Develop professional expertise

  • Understand, identify and support pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Assess, plan and monitor group and individual needs’ provision using an evidence-based approach.
  • Make schooling more inclusive for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties using practical methods.
  • Understand the relationship between psychological theories and practice.
  • Evaluate effectiveness using reflective practitioner skills.
  • Develop the tools to conduct effective practitioner/action research in the social, emotional and mental health difficulties context or with the student with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Receive practical guidance that will enable you to deal with child-safety/protection issues in a sensitive and constructive way.

Add real value to your school

  • Bring expertise in-school and save money.
  • Develop practical skills, tutored by experienced professionals.
  • Access a wealth of practical resources, academic research and interactive materials to support you.
  • Develop your confidence to support the most vulnerable and complex children in your school effectively.

Learn on the job

  • Harness your day-to-day professional experience and work with your tutor to develop your skills.
  • Theories, reflection and activities will help you to explore aspects of your own and others’ practice.

Engage with flexible e-learning

  • Study online and integrate your learning into your working day.
  • Work at a time and pace that suits you.
  • Take part in a flexible module that draws on a broad range of learning tasks and practical experience.
  • Work closely with your peers and dedicated tutors online.
  • Experience mentoring and work placements that really complement your learning.
  • Access our sophisticated online learning platform and utilise the latest technologies: video and multimedia content, case-studies and problem-based scenarios, directed reading, structured learning logs, online discussion, online questionnaires, peer evaluation, student forum and webinars (with tutors and guest lecturers).

Accrue credits towards your MEd

  • Attain 30 Masters-level (M-level) credits when you successfully complete this module.
  • We offer an unrivalled range of follow-on, practice-led SEND courses that count towards your MEd.
  • Get 180 credits and the MEd is yours.

Connect with your peers

  • Obtain exclusive access to Campus OnlineTM.
  • Interact with your peers using our advanced learning platform and our unique student forum.

We will ensure that you never feel lonely or unsupported in your studies.

Liaise with experienced tutors

  • Enjoy dedicated specialist support from a broad range of experienced tutors.
  • Work with a learning coach, professional tutor and receive dedicated support from the tutor team – made up of experienced SENCOs/SEN consultants/educational psychologists (EPs).

Our SENCOs and EPs know the education sector inside out.

Choose a start date that suits you

Start the module at a time of the year that suits you – September, January or May.

How will you be assessed?

You will need to produce:

  • Practice analysis: Write a case study and action research project that identifies a need within your local context. Set out your delivery, evaluation and appropriate intervention (4,000 words).
  • Reflective analysis: Produce a reflective journal that incorporates a critical analysis of the relevant research and legislation alongside a consideration of the implications for students’ practice in the real world (4,000 words).

Where indicated by your tutor, you may submit multimedia resources that you have produced within your applied practice as part of your final portfolio of evidence.

How is the module delivered?

  • You will develop your professional knowledge and understanding through practice – it’s the best way to learn.
  • Campus OnlineTM will support you with content that complements your learning every step of the way.
  • Study with some of the finest practitioners around and engage with outstanding content and practical activities that truly enhance your professional development.

Are you eligible?

Do you have an undergraduate degree?

You will need one to take this module.

Already working in an education setting?

You will get the most out of this module if you work in an education setting with children, young people or adults.

Or do you require access to an education setting?

You will need to get written permission from a senior member of staff to regularly access a setting. We will show you the best way to do this, enabling you to carry out our learning activities in your chosen setting.

Please note

As part of this process, you will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Visit GOV.UK for more information.

How much does it cost?

We offer a flexible range of fees to suit your finances:

  • Single payment of £1,200 + VAT.
  • Three monthly instalments of £425 + VAT.
  • Ten monthly instalments of £132 + VAT.

Speak to us (01273 358080) or make a booking.

The course starts in September, January and May.

Book and enrol before 15 May to join our next cohort.

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Receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties when you complete two 30-credit modules on Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties


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