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PG Cert

Promoting Psychological Wellbeing (IAPT)

1 Year
March 2023
Campus Taught

Our Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Promoting Psychological Wellbeing gives you the chance to develop your skills in evidence-based, low-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for common mental problems. You’ll be able to gain the accreditation you need to practice as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

Why study with us

  • This course is accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • If you’re a current health practitioner then this course offers you the chance to develop your skills in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

What you'll do

  • You’ll critically examine the history and development of primary care and mental health practice.
  • We’ll introduce you to concepts of mental health philosophies, models and frameworks for safe and competent mental healthcare.
  • You'll focus on enhancing your skills in patient-centred care. This includes interviewing, problem formulation, goal setting and more.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is accredited by the BPS, the learned and professional body, incorporated by the Royal Charter, for Psychology in the UK. We will provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that allows you to graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) provided you achieve at least a lower second class honours degree.

Future careers

This course is designed as a development opportunity for current healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their skills in low-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for common mental problems. It also allows you to gain professional accreditation to practice as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

Fees and funding

Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Part-time£900 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery located in the Faculty of Health and Care

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