PGCert Psychological Therapies Practice (Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Entry requirements

The PGCert Psychological Therapies Practice (Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) has only been open to people employed within IAPT services with their places funded by Health Education South West.

  1. The programme is offered at both final year undergraduate degree level for those who can demonstrate having studied at least at the second year of a degree or equivalent, or at postgraduate level for those already holding a degree. The subject of previous study does not matter, however, demonstrating previous experience in mental health is a requirement (see below).
  2. Demonstrate in the region of one year of substantive related experience within a mental health setting or working extensively with patients with mental health difficulties.
  3. Must be working within an IAPT Service or one in which the trainee has a caseload of patients with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. Some places on the programme are often offered as a position an IAPT Service as part of the trainee recruitment; applicants do not have to be in an IAPT Service before applying for the training - they are sometimes offered together.
  4. Must receive supervision as per the National IAPT requirements, specifically one hour per week individual case management supervision for which training is provided free by the University prior to the start of the programme; and one hour per fortnight clinical skills supervision for low intensity CBT which can be individual or group based. This does not have to be gained before applying, but is part of the IAPT programme.
  5. Ability to commit to the attendance (minimum 100%) and study requirements of the programme.
  6. Demonstrate values consistent with those as specified in the NHS constitution.