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Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing PGCert

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY-21, OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

Our PGCert Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing course will introduce you to how clients with common mental health problems are engaged with and assessed in a clinical setting. We’ll give you the skills to add value and make a real difference to patients' lives using evidence-based talking therapies.

Our teaching has been designed to match the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) National Curriculum for the Education of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, and our clinical placements will give you hands-on experience, to put theory into practice. These are underpinned by the following core NHS values:

  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Everyone counts
  • Improving people’s lives
  • Respect and dignity for all
  • Working together for patients.

What you will study

You’ll learn how to effectively treat patients presenting with common mental health difficulties using a range of low intensity cognitive behavioural-based interventions. You’ll develop your competencies as a reflective practitioner who’s able to critically engage with literature.

You’ll gain an appreciation for diversity, inclusion and multi-culturalism, to effectively operate in an inclusive value driven service, that promotes recovery, and recognises and respects diversity. We’ll prepare you for clinical settings by introducing you to the personal impact of working with clients in distress and the associated ethnical concerns.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

The Department of Health’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) looks to improve access to evidence-based talking therapies in the NHS and other qualified healthcare providers, through the continuous growth of the psychological therapy workforce and services. As a graduate of this course, you’ll become part of this workforce. On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the academic requirements needed to register to practise as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with the British Psychological Society (BPS). 100% of graduates from this course go on to full-time employment or further study. Our alumni work for NHS trusts throughout the UK and mental health organisations.

Application deadline

02 March 2021, 22 July 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

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University of Surrey

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  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    149 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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