High Intensity Psychological Interventions (HIPI), Postgraduate Diploma | University of Lincoln | Lincoln, United Kingdom
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This High Intensity Psychological Interventions (HIPI) programme from the University of Lincoln aims to provide students with an opportunity to complete post-qualification training in evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with depression and/or any of the anxiety disorders for high intensity workers within Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.

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Trainees of this High Intensity Psychological Interventions (HIPI) programme from the  University of Lincoln will work in IAPT services providing the high intensity, cognitive behavioural therapy component. 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends a stepped care approach to the management of many cases of depression and to some, but not all, anxiety disorders. IAPT services will be organised around these principles, and the programme will work bring a close liaison with service providers through a range of methods including integrated plans for supervision, and placement visits by academic staff members.

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. 

All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.


Alongside the course, trainee psychological wellbeing practitioners will work for the NHS or other contracted Improve Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provider in their reated service provision. Students are responsible for their own travel, other associated costs while on placement. Students would also need to be able to travel from their home or place of work to our Brayford Pool Campus and/or to various IAPT locations in the UK as a mandatory requirement of the course.


This programme is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Programme Structure

How You Are Assessed
  • The programme uses a variety of assessment methods aimed to ascertain your theoretical knowledge and clinical skills. There are opportunities for formative assessments throughout the training.
  • Common assessment methods include case studies, situational role play, case recordings and reflective reports, research reports, examples of the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale, and a substantial portfolio indicating clinical and academic experience.

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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General requirements

  • The course is only open to UK nationals or EU citizens who have applicable UK settlement status, and trainee High Intensity Therapists (HITs) currently employed within an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service and whose training is funded by Health Education England.
  • Trainees are required to hold a first degree and be registered with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). If you haven't been registered in a recognised core profession and completed one year of a post-core profession registration accountable mental health practice, you will also need to complete a KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Attitude) assessment.

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This programme is fully funded by the NHS. No additional fees are required.

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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