Clinical Associate in Psychology – Individuals in this role provide high quality, evidence based psychological interventions to inform practice, with formulations derived from specialist psychological measurement and assessment tools to work with populations across the lifespan from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. They work with specific populations and therefore provide a more proscribed range of activities than Clinical Psychologists.
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) 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. Psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs) are trained to assess and support people experiencing common mental health problems, principally anxiety disorders and depression, in the self-management of their recovery, via a range of low-intensity, evidence-based interventions, informed by underlying cognitive/behavioural principles.
Peer Workers work alongside other professionals in hospital, justice and community settings, providing peer support for individuals using knowledge gained from their own lived experience of health or social problems and/or using services. They work as part of a team to provide peer support in combination with the individuals’ service-led care and support plans.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline.
The Wellbeing & Psychology Professions – Apprenticeship Standards printable gives an overview of the apprenticeships available in this area.
The following apprenticeship standards are available in these areas:
- Level 7 Clinical Associate in Psychology
- Level 6 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
- Level 3 Peer Worker
Follow the standard links to see more about each apprenticeship including the stage of development, funding band and duration. You can also download the standard and end point assessment documents as well as checking the training providers and end point assessment organisations that may be available.
You can access our Pathways Tool here.
This tool allows you to see more about how apprentices may progress from one occupation to another.
You can also check out our Apprenticeship Costing Calculator / Planning Tools.
- IfATE Occupational Maps – Useful for exploring apprenticeships by occupational route
- Case Study: Clare Jones – Level 7 Clinical Associate in Psychology
- Clinical Associate in Psychology – Virtual chat with the University of Exeter
- Webinar recording and slide pack – What are CAPs and how were they developed?
- Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner – Information pack
- Clinical Associate in Psychology (CAP) (Integrated Degree) – information pack
- Meet the Chairs – Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Peer Worker Resources
- Peer Worker Employer Toolkit
- Peer Worker FAQs
- Peer Worker Stakeholder slide deck
- Peer Worker Apprenticeship Provider Networking Directory
- Peer Worker Case Study – The Cellar Trust Spotlight Piece
- Peer Worker Case Study – Overcoming English and Maths anxiety
- Peer Worker Apprenticeship – An implementation journey
- Peer Worker Case Study – Career Matters – DBS Process for people with lived experience of Criminal Justice