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Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions for Children and Young People - Children's Wellbeing Practitioner Pathway PGCert

Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions for Children and Young People - Children's Wellbeing Practitioner Pathway PGCert

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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Childcare Skills Children / Youth (Social Work) Self Development

Course type


Course Summary

This course gives you an excellent grounding in essential knowledge and skills for working in the field of children and young people’s mental health. Combining academic study with a clinical placement, you will gain direct experience of delivering cognitive-behavioural interventions to young people in NHS and/or school settings. You don’t need experience in the field of mental health to take this course.

The Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner Pathway is linked to a national initiative. Its aim is to:

  • increase access to psychological therapies
  • create a new children and young people’s mental health workforce.

This may result in some recruit-to-train posts, where you are employed by a local mental health service, with a salary and a fully funded place on the course as part of your employment. Any such posts will be advertised on NHS Jobs.

This course is offered in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, providing a range of mental health services across the South of England.


On this course, you will gain the right balance of knowledge, skills, and clinical experience to secure employment within the mental health field.

As a graduate, you will be well qualified to apply for children’s wellbeing practitioner posts within the NHS.

We have strong links with child and adolescent mental health services providers across the South of England and are regularly approached to promote job opportunities to our students.


By the end of the module you will have gained knowledge in developmental models, psychopathology in CYP, and relevent legislation, polices and frameworks assocaited with working with CYP in mental health care. You will also be introduced to concepts in the therapeutic relationship and group processed as relevent to CYP. Sessions will include thoeretical teaching providing you with an overview of the topic area.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with children and young people with mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy, and skills fundamental to mental health care with children and young people. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.