Taught course

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

University of Sussex · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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’ll 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 are 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’re 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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