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Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with IAPT PWP Status (PGCert)

Postgraduate Certificate
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

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.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy used to help patients change negative patterns of thinking or behaviour. It’s recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a range of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. 

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. 

By the end of the course you’ll be able to: 

  • interview patients to identify their main difficulties or things they want to change 
  • deliver low intensity CBT interventions by providing information and support for treatment to patients suffering from common mental health problems 
  • operate from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and respects diversity 
  • manage caseloads 
  • work safely and to high standards 
  • use supervision to aid clinical decision-making 

Successful graduates will be able to work as a qualified PWP in an IAPT or low intensity CBT service.

This course is subject to revalidation.

Course lead

Your course leader is Mia Kylamartilla.


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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