All aspects of our programme are closely mapped onto the BPS Standards for the Accreditation of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner programmes, and the national Standards for PWP Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship provision will be accredited by the BPS.
The apprenticeship is an approximately year-long programme, developed to increase access into the PWP workforce and to contribute to the development of a competent and representative workforce. Apprentices receive a range of teaching, based on the National PWP Curriculum and delivered over a period of approximately 10 months. Taught days include a mixture of live in-person teaching, small group seminars, remote teaching and observed skills practice. When not at university or undertaking university-directed learning, Apprentices will be based in their employing IAPT service, where they will gradually build up a clinical caseload. All taught and employed days are geared towards the development of the key Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) outlined in the PWP Apprenticeship Standard.
Apprentices undertake a range of assessments as part of the academic award of their apprenticeship. This includes OSCEs, exams, live clinical records and written essays. Following the successful completion of the academic award, apprentices work towards and undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) delivered by the BPS. This EPA, if successfully passed, marks the completion of the apprenticeship.
Apprentices are supported throughout with a close working relationship between the employer, the apprentice and UEA.
In keeping with the PWP national Curriculum, the UEA course is split into 3 compulsory modules. Each module is worth 20 credits.
- Module 1: Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems
- Module 2: Evidence Based Low Intensity treatment for common mental health disorders
- Module 3: Values, context and diversity