Learning and assessment
The programme is delivered over 45 days - one day per week. 25-30 days are delivered as theoretical learning and skills practice, and 15-20 days as directed practice-based learning. There is one module for the placement hours.
Directed practice-based learning tasks include:
- role play/practice with peers of assessment and interventions
- self-practice of interventions with reflections (i.e. applying techniques to issues from your own life)
- directed problem-based learning
Contact and supervision hours
You will complete a minimum of 80 clinical contact hours with patients (face-to-face or by telephone) within an IAPT service as a requirement of your training. You will also undertake a minimum of 40 hours of supervision, of which 20 hours will be case management supervision and 20 hours will be clinical skills supervision. These hours are in addition to the academic training.
A variety of learning technologies are used on the programme, including team-based learning, online learning platforms, online videos, and independent learning options.