Welcome to the PG Cert Psychological Wellbeing programme training handbook and resources website.  

We have a firm commitment to evidence based clinical practice and as such we endeavour to ensure all of our training programmes are firmly embedded within current research. This commitment is in no small way aided through the Mood Disorders Centre which is involved in undertaking clinical research which has national and international significance.

These are exciting and challenging times for us all. The team of clinical trainers will endeavour to deliver the highest quality Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) training to enable you to work competently and effectively as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). This will ensure maximum clinical benefit, choice and satisfaction for the people at the centre of the IAPT programme, the patients. It is likely that you will find the training intensive and challenging, but hopefully enjoyable and especially practice enhancing. 

There are 6 chapters available to help you navigate your way the Low Intensity (LI) IAPT programme; this should be your first port of call if you have any questions about the course.


  • Chapter 1 will provide you with information about Exeter University policy and procedures, Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR), how to access support, other facilities at the university and the IAPT team.

  • Chapter 2 will provide you with details about the content and structure of the programme and expectations around the academic and coursework components of the course.

  • Chapter 3 will outline the methods of learning used to develop and enhance clinical competence on the course.

Assessment Information

  • Chapter 4 will provide you with information about marking, assessment and progression, how you can submit work, requests for extensions and useful information for completing coursework.

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