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3070F - Low Intensity Psychological Therapy PGCert

Low Intensity Psychological Therapy PGCert

Start in: September 2021

Our Low Intensity Psychological Therapies PGCert provides you with the skills to assess and treat patients. You'll use brief, evidence-based psychological approaches for the treatment of mental health problems. This includes depression and anxiety.

Overview

This course is part of the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme which trains Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) for NHS employment.

The Department of Health's IAPT programme is an innovative approach to mental health. You'll train to become a practitioner who helps those experiencing depression and anxiety. You'll do this through the use of evidence-based psychological therapies.

Low-intensity treatments use brief, cognitive behavioural therapy approaches. Practitioners offer a therapeutic intervention to help patients with their mental health. They may also engage with other services that will help them in their recovery.

Find out more about the course in our brochure Low Intensity Psychological Therapies Brochure 2021-22 (PDF: 1,799 KB)

In the brochure you'll also find:

  • FAQs
  • links to IAPT resources
  • information about a 'week in the life of a psychological wellbeing practitioner'

After completing this course, you are eligible to apply for Band 5 PWP posts in NHS organisations. These posts also exist in the private and voluntary sectors.

The programme director is Dr Mark Papworth. He is the lead author of the core text regarding Low Intensity Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy.

Find out more about Dr Mark Papworth

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What you'll learn

You'll learn through compulsory modules.

Modules

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How you'll learn

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

We have excellent general learning resources are available. They include access to the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Here you'll find all workshop and lecture slides, and programme and module handbooks.

The School of Psychology is in the Ridley Building.

You'll work in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This is part of our city-centre campus.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

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  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Karen Wilson
Programme Administrator (IAPT and CBT programmes)
School of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3915
Email: iapt.director@ncl.ac.uk

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