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Promoting Psychological Wellbeing (IAPT) PGCert

Promoting Psychological Wellbeing (IAPT) PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Self Development Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Promoting Psychological Wellbeing gives you the chance to develop your skills in evidence-based, low-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for common mental problems. You’ll be able to gain the accreditation you need to practice as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory, evidence base and practice of low-intensity psychological therapy for common mental health problems. You’ll focus on developing your clinical skills in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)-approved methods, including behavioural activation, exposure and habituation, panic management, cognitive restructuring, sleep management, problem solving and medical concordance.

Most mental health problems are managed in primary care. Improving access to those services which can effectively treat people who are experiencing common mental health problems will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the population. Primary care is now the cornerstone of the NHS and needs to be able to meet the growing demands placed upon it.

By offering practitioners the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in low-intensity interventions and guided self-help for common mental health issues, this course is aims to support a skilled workforce that can effectively meet the changing needs in primary healthcare.

Future careers

This course is designed as a development opportunity for current healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their skills in low-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for common mental problems. It also allows you to gain professional accreditation to practice as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).


This module will provide you with the opportunity to examine and explore the culture, structures and policies in primary mental healthcare services and to critically reflect on your role and contribution to the provision of these services as effective and fully contributing members of an inclusive, values driven health service.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must show evidence of recent Level 6 study from a recognised institute of higher education for postgraduate study and level for graduate study. All students on this programme must be in a position to work with patients in a low intensity improving access to psychological therapies service and must produce written support from their employers to do this. All students must be able to complete the 45 days training.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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