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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) courses

Information about how we will be approving and monitoring AMHP courses approved by HCPC and how to request approval for a new course.

Approved mental health professional (AMHP) courses

Last updated: 19 February 2020

At present, we will be approving and monitoring AMHP courses against standards developed by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

These criteria do not replace other standards that are set by Social Work England or other regulators.

Social Work England will be reviewing these standards shortly and a reapproval cycle will begin once they are published. We will have a reapproval schedule and will contact course providers when it is time for your course reapproval.

The process for approving any new AMHP course is the same as for a qualifying social work course. Read our AMHP guidance to learn more about the approval criteria. 

You can read more about how to request approval for a new course.

Further information

As we move towards reviewing the AMHP standards, our processes will change.

If you have any questions, please contact us on [email protected].

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