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Education - Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties
We offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Understanding and Managing Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties in partnership with the Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA).
This course is ideal if you work with children and/or young people with social and emotional difficulties as part of your practice.
You will gain insight and training in SEMH difficulties driven by evidence-based practice.
Our teaching staff are master's qualified. They have practical experience in managing SEMH difficulties in a range of settings.
At master's level, our course is mostly delivered online. We also offer a flexible distance learning option.
You will have access to the Moodle virtual learning environment. Moodle gives you access to collaborative learning activities and resources.
How to apply
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
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
This is a three module course (60 credits). On successful completion of the modules you will be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties (SEBDA Year 1).
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.