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Promoting Psychological Wellbeing

This course offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to develop your skills in evidence based low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for common mental health problems and to gain the accreditation you need to practice as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).


Award: GradCert, Post-Registration
Level: Undergraduate
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: One year 
Campus: Preston
Start Date: October or March

Course overview

The course provides you with a thorough grounding in the theory, evidence base and practice of low-intensity psychological therapy for common mental health problems. You will develop your competence in psychological clinical assessment and low-intensity CBT interventions, including behavioural activation, exposure and habituation, panic management, cognitive restructuring, sleep management, problem solving and medication concordance. The course is heavily focused upon the development of clinical skills in the IAPT approved clinical methods.

Entry requirements

All students on this programme must be in a position to work with patients in a low intensity iapt service and must produce written support from their employers to do this.

Students must have evidence of recent Level 5 study from a recognised institute of higher education for postgraduate study and level for graduate study. All students must be able to complete the 45 days training.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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