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Child and Adolescent Mental Health BSc Hons Top-up Degree

Course overview:

If you have completed a Foundation degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, other Foundation degree or a relevant diploma level 5 qualification; the BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Top-Up will build on your existing professional knowledge and understanding and also provide you with the opportunity to achieve an honours level qualification. Studying the course will prepare you to work in a variety of universal settings and communities with children and young people.

The taught component of the course will normally be delivered on a Wednesday across two semesters per academic year.

Students undertaking the whole BSc (Hons) CAMH (top-up) will take a total of 8 modules or equivalent. 

Career opportunities:

Students from the FDSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health already demonstrate promising graduate career opportunities. Many enter universal settings including health, education and social care in both statutory and non-statutory sectors. The BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Top-Up will further enhance your potential employability; especially those wanting to specifically specialise in working in the CAMH field of practice. 


You may choose to go onto further study at post graduate level. On completion you are eligible to apply for a variety of post-graduate courses including Dynamics of Domestic Violence PG Cert/PG Dip/MA, Postgraduate Cert in Education PGCE Primary (QTS), Social Work MA and Counseling MSc.


There is a wide variety of assessment types, including practical assessment, coursework assignments, reflective practice and portfolio work, project work, individual and group presentations, viva voce, case studies, and reports.

Areas of study:

  • Understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Core Competencies for Working with Children, Young People, and Families
  • Therapeutic Ways of Working with Children, Young People and Families
  • Promoting Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Universal Settings
  • Empowering and Involving Children and Young People; Children and Young People’s Rights
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Substance Misuse
  • Independent Study

Entry requirements:

A Foundation degree, DipHE, HND or equivalent qualification in health, care or welfare or related subject.  This qualification must be a full level 4 and level 5 qualification (120 credits for each year of study).

Supportive academic reference.

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. If your qualification is not listed, please contact Registry Admissions for advice.

Study options:

1 year full time or 2 year part time available

Supervisor support for the Independent Study based element of the course

How to apply:

External application through UCAS code: B736

Completing FD UW students via an internal UW application via Student Sole page.

Any questions?

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Denisse Levermore (Course Lead)
01905 542668

Maddie Burton (Senior Lecturer)
01905 542044


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