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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies - Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Grad Cert

Attendance mode
Start date(s)
9 months
Distance learning

UK students can apply

Entry requirements

Graduate Certificate

English GCSE Grade 4 (old C) or above (or equivalent) - other academic qualifications of an equivalent standard and work experience and achievements at work demonstrating ability to study successfully can be taken into account.

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:

  • shadowing/observation
  • 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.

Learning technologies

A variety of learning technologies are used on the programme, including team-based learning, online learning platforms, online videos, and independent learning options.


This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.