Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner – revised apprenticeship standard published

9 April, 2024

The Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner trailblazer group are pleased to announce that the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have published the revised apprenticeship standard for the Level 6 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) interact with adult patients in primary care, across a number of different services and variety of environments including being able to practice in diverse cultures. PWPs offer assessments for mild to severe common mental health problems, undertaking assessment of risk and making of safeguarding referrals. PWPs operate within a stepped care service delivery model which operates on the principle of offering the least intrusive effective psychological treatment in the first instance, patients can then be ‘stepped up’ to a more intensive treatment if required.

This standard has been agreed for information only at present. It will replace the current version for new starts once the funding band is agreed and after the notice period.

The apprenticeship for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner has been revised and updated in line with the National Curriculum for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Programmes, 4th Edition July 2022.

You can access the Level 6 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner apprenticeship standard here.