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Become a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

female patient talks to a psychological wellbeing practitionerJoin a mental health training course with the improved access to psychological therapies training programme, and become a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Psychological therapies services across London are recruiting trainee PWPs as part of the IAPT programme to deliver evidence based psychological therapies for people with anxiety and depression. PWPs provide brief structured supported treatments such as guided self-help.

PWP training is provided by University College London (UCL) and is full time. Trainees attend university one day a week and work in service the remaining 4 days a week. Trainees will be employed in an IAPT psychological treatment service. 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 4-day a week placement over the year of the programme. In previous years, this has been a full-time employed position at NHS band 4.

This programme is an NHS-funded psychological professions training programme. It is a course condition that all students remain employed by an NHS Talking Therapies employer for the duration of the programme.
PWPs work with people across the adult age range.

We are keen to recruit a workforce that is representative of the diverse local London population.
Applicants should have experience of working with people with psychological, interpersonal or social problems; either through employed positions or formal volunteer roles.

The course is a postgraduate certificate and applicants are required to demonstrate aptitude to study at postgraduate level, either through degree level education or demonstration of academic equivalence.

As part of the application process trainees will be required to nominate two London IAPT services as their preference for training. All details about the application process are set out in the recruitment pack. This information is essential reading for successful applications.

Recruitment is via the UCL website ONLY at the following link:

Please do not apply via the NHS jobs website

Recruitment opens at 10am on Thursday 25th April and close at 10am on Monday 13th May. This is for intakes that will start at the beginning of October 2024.

For more information about the course see:

Read more about becoming a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner or watch the video below:

Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 10th April 2024

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