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Approval criteria for approved mental health professional (AMHP) programmes

The approved criteria which sets out the expectations of education providers and individuals completing AMHP programmes.

This document sets out the approval criteria we have developed for approved mental health professional (AMHP) programmes.

The purpose of these criteria is to set out the level of training necessary to provide safe and effective AMHP practice. They are the threshold criteria we consider necessary to protect members of the public. To do so they

  • set out the processes and procedures that an education provider delivering AMHP training must have in place in order to deliver training safely and effectively; and
  • set out the knowledge, understanding and skills that an individual must have when they complete their AMHP training.