Taught course

Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with IAPT PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) status

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a first degree within a minimum 2.2 Hons classification (for postgraduate route), evidence of study at level 6, or submission of an essay which will be marked with level 6 criteria (for undergraduate route) alongside successful recruitment into a trainee PWP post in an IAPT service, or meet the requirements for an honorary contract with an IAPT service. All candidates will be required to demonstrate knowledge and/or experience of working with those with mental health problems.

Months of entry


Course content

You will be taught to deliver psychological interventions to those suffering with anxiety and depression. The programme is underpinned with CBT principles and blends theoretical knowledge within a stepped care work environment to ensure that skills are taught, practised and honed in an academic and clinical environment. You will consider the skills required to practise as a PWP, and take part in role play and simulated clinical situations allowing you to apply the principles in a safe environment before working with patients.

Typical modules include: Values, Diversity and Context (PWP route) Level 7; Evidenced Based Low Intensity CBT Treatment for Common Mental Health Disorders (PWP route) Level 7; Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems Using Low Intensity CBT (PWP route)

Information for international students

Please see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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