To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria were used by his Department to decide on applications to train to be part of the Government mental health support teams.
Applicants to the Education Mental Health Practitioner training programme were asked to be able to demonstrate the ability to study at university undergraduate degree level as a minimum. A previous degree was not a minimum requirement, and applicants to the course were able to enter at two different levels:
- Level 6 Undergraduate - the student will not require a degree to enter/ study on the programme at this level; and
- Level 7 Postgraduate – the student will require a degree (or evidence of study at this level) to enter/study on the programme at this level.