Start date: October 2021
Grad Cert: 1 year/ 18 months
Start date: May 2022
Grad Cert: 1 year
Why choose this course
The course is a well-established high-quality training programme for psychological wellbeing practitioners that runs for ten months on a full-time basis, with students working in service alongside their training on the course.
The course is BPS accredited and part of the Department of Health ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ programme (IAPT), which aims to improve access to evidence-based talking therapies in the NHS and any other qualified healthcare providers (AQP) through an expansion of the psychological therapy workforce and services.
The course covers the engagement and assessment of clients with common mental health problems, evidence-based treatments of these problems, and the understanding of the importance of client values, culture and diversity.
What you will study
The course comprises 60 credits which are achieved through the completion of four course modules.
Patient-centred assessments, in different formats and settings
Identify the main areas of concern to the patient
Develop your capacity to effectively engage patients
Establish appropriate relationships whilst gathering information in a collaborative manner
Knowledge of mental health disorders and evidence-based therapeutic options
Therapeutic support and management to individuals who are experiencing common mental health difficulties
Develop your competencies in the delivery of low intensity cognitive behavioural interventions. (Including behavioural activation, exposure, cognitive restructuring, panic management, problem-solving, CBT-informed worry and sleep management)
Understanding of the COM-B model to promote psychological wellbeing
Concepts of diversity, inclusion and multi-culturalism
Critical reflection of issues of power within professional-patient relationships
Develop their ability to practice respectfully and sensitively
Develop the capacity to recognise the limitations of your competence and role
Evidence your practice in your own clinical speciality
Examine theoretical aspects of decision-making
Analyse and develop your practice
Develop strategies for effective and defendable practice through an analysis care situations
Grad Cert - British Psychological Society (BPS) - Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) against the requirements for qualification as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
Students will normally hold a previously accumulated credit volume of 120 FHEQ Level 5 credits and 120 FHEQ Level 4 credits. Students should be working/ have recent experience in a relevant healthcare setting. If candidates do not have this, they might be able to apply for recognition of prior experience and learning if they have a minimum of three passes at GCE A-Level (not including General Studies or Critical Thinking) or an equivalent qualification.
The course is open to trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners employed by local IAPT services.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.