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Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing PGCert

Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Self Development

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course

If you wish to become a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, our PGCert Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing provides you with a forward-thinking course which promises to challenge you and grow you as a professional. We will make sure you develop the skills you need to add value and make a real difference to patient’s lives.

Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and is part of the Department of Health’s ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ programme. IAPT improves access to evidence-based talking therapies in the NHS and other qualified healthcare providers through the continuous growth of the psychological therapy workforce and services.

What you will study

Studying our course will introduce you to the way in which clients with common mental health problems are engaged with and assessed. Our course will motivate and inspire you while you receive the full benefits of combined study and hands-on clinical practice, allowing you to maximise your learning and professional potential. You can expect to develop the skills you need to apply theory in to your clinical practice both in supervision sessions and at the University through discussions and micro-teaching.

We will also help prepare you for clinical practice by introducing you to the personal impact of working with clients in distress and the associated ethnical concerns.

You can be assured that the content of our course sits in line with the National Curriculum for the Education of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) against the requirements for qualification as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module gives students from a wide range of disciplines in health and social care the opportunity to evidence their practice in their own clinical speciality. Students will be encouraged to examine theoretical aspects of decision-making, to analyse and develop their practice, develop strategies for effective and defendable practice through an analysis care situations from their practice. The student will be supervised by a mentor in practice who will sign off competencies in practice, giving written and verbal feedback on the student?s performance and development. Tutorial support will be available from a member of staff relevant to the student?s area of practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from people with experience working in mental health or similar services who may not have been in education recently. Services will also have individual person specifications you are required to meet. While many PWPs are psychology graduates this is not a necessity.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more

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