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This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course delivers the training to qualify as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

The role of a PWP is to assess for common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders and deliver low-intensity interventions based on cognitive behavioural therapy. This may consist of multiple formats such as one-to-one, group and online interventions.

The programme features a variety of teaching methods including role-plays, skills practice and clinical work carried in an IAPT setting.

You will receive 80 clinical hours experience with patients and receive more than 40 hours of supervision.

Entry Requirements
There are two main routes of entry for the training: graduate and postgraduate. For information on entry requirements, please consult the job specification advertised on NHS jobs.

How to Apply

The Charlie Waller Institute currently offers two intakes per year in April and September. However, as to how many places are available per cohort is dependent on NHS service funding.

Potential candidates must apply through the job advertisement on NHS jobs. The University of Reading will review the application and a member of our educator team will be present on the interview panel.


The training programme is fully funded by the NHS and trainees will receive a salary equivalent to a full-time NHS band 4 over the year.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the agreed salary on offer of interview.

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