Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions PG Cert

London, Bloomsbury

This certificate provides the formal training required as part of a student's employment within an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. Students on this programme will secure a placement working as a trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) delivering low intensity cognitive behavioural interventions

UK students International students
Study mode
Part-time
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
Fees to be confirmed
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
Fees to be confirmed
Duration
1 academic year
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted

Application opening and closing dates for September 2022 entry will be confirmed in due course.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience will be taken into account.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

Trainees on this programme will gain the knowledge necessary for providing low intensity interventions for clients with mild to moderate depression and anxiety in their primary healthcare work setting, together with the clinical skills essential to assess and engage clients, and to deliver interventions within a guided self-help model.

Who this course is for

Applicants are required to show evidence of ability to study successfully at postgraduate level and evidence of experience in an employed or formal volunteer helping role with people with psychological, interpersonal or social problems. They should have a broad understanding of mental health issues and ability to form a good helping relationship with people with mental health problems, obtained through work or volunteer experience. Applicants should also have good communication skills, and the ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.

What this course will give you

The UCL programme is run and taught by experienced practitioners in the field, and therefore a balance is achieved between the teaching of the theoretical knowledge needed and the practical skills necessary in training as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

Students will receive employment and practical experience in an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service alongside this formal training needed in order to become a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

The foundation of your career

Employability

The Postgraduate Certificate is the formal training required as part of the student's employment as an IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Trainee PWPs are appointed at band 4 and upon successful completion of the programme will move to being qualified PWPs. It is anticipated that trainees will stay in these positions after completing the programme, working as a qualified PWP in an IAPT service.

For further details, please visit the NHS Careers website.

Options for career development include progression to Senior PWP and supervisory positions, Step 2 (PWP) Lead roles. Other options include moving into related fields such as IAPT high intensity therapy, teaching, social work and clinical psychology.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, skills practice, clinical seminar skills groups, directed reading and e-learning. Assessments are a combination of written and oral assignments. Written assignments include an examination, a supervision case report and reflective accounts. Oral assignments are an Assessment Simulation (OSCE), live recording of a treatment session and a Diversity case presentation exam.

Modules

Part-time

The training programme lasts a year during which trainees study one day a week at UCL and work four days a week under supervision in NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services. The course programme consists of three core modules (20 credits each) which are based on the National Curriculum for the Education of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners PWP Review Curriculum.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions.

Placement

Please see the PWP recruitment pack for a complete list of placements/NHS services which we work with: this can be accessed by clicking here

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) Fees to be confirmed
Tuition fees (2022/23) Fees to be confirmed

Fees for this programme are available on request from the department.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this programme.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

Training course fees on this programme are fully funded by the NHS. In addition, trainees will receive a salary from the London IAPT service where they undertake their four-day a week placement over the year of the programme. This is likely to be a full-time NHS band 4 or equivalent salary. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the agreed salary on offer of interview.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

There is no application fee for this programme.

When we assess your application we would like to learn how your knowledge, experience, and skills fit with the person specification for this position. Applications to this position are extremely competitive and therefore they should be well-written and tailored to this position.

The application window for the PG Cert Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions is likely to be September 2021. Please note these dates are indicative and subject to change. Entry to this programme is through a training contract with an IAPT site. Positions are co-ordinated centrally and advertised via UCL Admissions. Recruitment is organised in tranches with the application process open for a limited period only each year. Please read the IAPTS Recruitment Pack before applying, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021