The Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low Intensity) course is offered by the University of Essex .
Our certificates in PWP enable you to work with people who experience common mental health problems. You will learn to use a range of protocols derived from the best evidence based practice methodologies available. The protocols are drawn from cognitive behavioural theory and utilise self-help processes to empower patients to take control of their own wellbeing needs.
You will learn the coaching and facilitation skills necessary to support this kind of self-help process and receive a full grounding in the theory underpinning these approaches. You will also learn about the service structure underpinning the IAPT (Improving Access Psychological Therapies) initiative which you will be working in during your training.
The University of Essex has a robust academic tradition and achieves regular high levels of student satisfaction. We continue to work with students, service users and practice partners to continue to improve this established track record.
During your training, it is usual for students to be employed at NHS Band 4 or equivalent. Following training, it is usual for your employing organisation to continue your employment at NHS Band 5 or equivalent. This change in banding acknowledges your qualified status.
PWPs may also go on to achieve senior PWP status and role after gaining further experience. You may also choose to extend your role into one of the new developing areas in IAPT. Some PWPs may become more involved in education of new practitioners. Generally PWPs stay within the role deepening their skills and competencies.
Other career development areas may be available in your particular IAPT services.
Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) against the requirements for qualification as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
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- Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems
- Evidence-based low-intensity treatment for common mental health disorders
- Values, Employment and Context
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- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Entry to the programme is through interview for a trainee PWP post in one of our local IAPT compliant partners. Roles are advertised via the NHS jobs website or other local IAPT compliant provider organisations. Employment as a trainee PWP is a pre-requisite for applying for the programme.
- A NQF Level Three qualification (A Level or equivalent) and a demonstrated capacity to study at NQF Level 6 (Degree level study)
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International7520 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7520 GBP per year during 9 months.
National3504 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3504 GBP per year during 9 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.