Promoting Psychological Wellbeing - Graduate Certificate


Approved by:
This course is subject to approval by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Start:
September
Location:
University Centre
Level:
6
Institution code:
H65
UCAS code:
To be confirmed.

Course Details

The Graduate Certificate in Promoting Psychological Wellbeing is a short course designed to assist professionals in developing a knowledge, understanding and skills in evidence based low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions for common mental health problems and to gain accreditation to practice as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

Assessment will take the form of essays, recorded interventions, competency assessment, role play, written reflection, presentations and case reports. Students will have access to learning resources both at Hugh Baird College and at the University of Central Lancashire. Delivery of modules will include seminars, skills workshops, presentations, group discussion, debate, case studies, reflective journals/blogs, portfolio building and independent study.

Students on this programme must be in a position to work with patients in a low intensity IAPT service and must produce written support from their employers before enrolling on the course. Applicants must have evidence of recent Level 5 study from a recognised institute of higher education for postgraduate study and must be able to complete the required 45 days training.

The course will be delivered through a range of teaching styles to include:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Independent research
  • One to one tutorials
  • Group work
  • Workshops
  • Guest speakers

Entry onto the course will be via a successful interview. At the interview students will be expected to provide evidence of their Level 5 qualification and be able to discuss their work experience within the field of health/mental health and wellbeing.

Mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but they may still be considered for a place on the course. Mature students with no qualifications may offer experience in other forms such as life experience, work experience and continued personal and professional development. All students are interviewed and selected on merit. This course offers the opportunity for mature students who may have been out of education for a while, or without traditional qualifications, to up-skill.

UK and EU Entry: Equivalent international qualifications will be considered towards meeting the general entry requirements. Additionally, EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include:

  • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4)
  • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230
  • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above

All students must be prepared to undergo and prove they have an enhanced DBS suitable to work with vulnerable adults and children.

One year, part time. 30 days direct delivery and directed practice based learning.
  • Postgraduate study in the field of health/mental health and wellbeing
  • Employment

Please call our Careers Advice team on 0151 353 4444 for more information.

To be added soon or not applicable.

To be added soon or not applicable.

Primary contact:
Hayley Wilson
Email: hayley.wilson@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Fiona Botsford
Email: fiona.botsford@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.