Taught course

Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

You will: - Hold a first degree - Be a mental health practitioner, in current employment in the UK – you must have access to and be working with service-users who have experience of psychosis and psychosis-related problems for the duration of the course.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at IELTS Level 7.

Candidates who do not meet the academic requirements may still qualify for entry through relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This new, innovative skills focused course has been designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and competence to work collaboratively with service users with a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Provide safe and effective evidence based psychosocial treatments for psychosis with service users and their families/carers.
  • Combine individual clinical expertise with a knowledge of current best evidence from systematic research, when making decisions about treatment of individual service users.
  • Continually evaluate competence in evidence based interventions for psychosis, identifying and responding to needs for further personal and professional development.
  • Utilise clinical supervision to ensure that practice is safe, effective and professionally accountable.
  • Maintain a comprehensive awareness of relevant developments in research, practice and policy and modify practice accordingly, identifying where there are gaps in the evidence.
  • Assess the use of evidence based interventions in your practice area and facilitate changes to policy and practice to foster dissemination.

The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) comprises of 120 academic credits at Level 7. The flexible nature of this course means you can choose an acute or longer term focus to your studies, making it relevant to the practice area you work in.

The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) comprises of 60 academic credits at Level 7. You will study three, 20 credit modules.

The course is delivered by a practicing and highly experienced Mental Health Lecturer Practitioner, ensuring clear integration of theory to contemporary practice. The design of this course allows you to work in your own clinical area and enhance and develop your clinical competence through supervised work with mental health service users and families/carers.

Please contact the Course Leader Nicki Moone Nicki.Moone@uwl.ac.uk for further information.

Information for international students

For information please visit: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website:


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course information
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