Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies in Primary Care

Meet NICE guidelines for supporting those with depression and anxiety disorders on LJMU's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies in Primary Care course. - Study to meet National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for supporting people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders - Follow a curriculum which combines theoretical learning and practical experience and is strongly influenced by student feedback - Enjoy exceptional levels of learner support - Benefit from excellent training facilities and strong links with local service providers This course helps Primary Care Trusts to implement National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders. It trains Low Intensity workers to assess and support patients in the self-management of their recovery.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: You will need: to be employed as a psychological wellbeing practitioner trainee within a primary care setting plus an honours degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent in a health or social care-related subject from a recognised institution or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent - 120 credits at Masters Level) or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry Additional information: All students are required to undertake a joint academic and service interview beforehand If you have any specific queries, please contact

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Evidence Based Low Intensity Treatments for Common Mental Health Disorders (20 credits) Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems (20 credits) Values, Diversity and Context (20 credits) Working within an Employment, Social and Healthcare Context (15 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. To pass each module you need to demonstrate that you have achieved all of its learning outcomes. Assessment methods include written critical reflection, assignments, exams, clinical simulations, presentations, practice skill assessments and the completion of workplace clinical documentation. To authenticate the full-time placement, you will submit a practice skills assessment document for approval by your Supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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