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Education - Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties
Our Postgraduate Certificate in the advanced study of social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) is offered in partnership with Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA).
SEBDA is a national organisation with a history of promoting the emotional well-being of children and young people through the training of professionals who work with them.
Our PG Cert Education – Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties is for professionals that have already completed the Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties (PG Cert) or the National SENCO Award.
Our teaching staff have practical experience in managing SEMH difficulties in a range of settings. You will gain insight and training in SEMH difficulties driven by evidence-based practice.
You have the option of an autumn residential and spring study day. These will help you to develop collaboration, networking and learning skills.
The Master's-level course is delivered online. You can choose to complete it via the flexible Distance Learning option.
How to apply
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Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
We teach this course predominantly by distance learning. The online activities can generally be completed at a self-paced rate but there will be some opportunities for synchronous online engagement.
There are also two optional residential study days.
The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research
Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers).
The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics
SEBDA publishes the research journal ‘Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties’ on a quarterly basis. You have access via the Brookes library services. SEBDA is also engaged with national campaigns around social, emotional and mental health.
After you graduate
Working at Masters level in SEMH demonstrates a professional interest and commitment to this important aspect of SEND. This qualification can support career progression and professional knowledge.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.