Taught course

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

University of Southampton · 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

Explore Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at a global top 100* university.

Learn the skills to work as a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) and help treat people with anxiety and depression on this PGCert in Low Intensity CBT with IAPT PWP Status.

Our expert academics will train you to deliver psychological interventions within a stepped care model. You’ll complement your learning with clinical work in approved IAPT service, allowing you to apply theory in a real-life setting.

This part-time course is aimed at people who want to work in a stepped care Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.

You’ll learn how to deliver low intensity CBT to support people with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, and help them to self-manage. You'll graduate primed to take the next step in your career.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

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

Simon Grist
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500