Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis PG Cert

Course summary

This new, innovative skills focused course has been designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and competence to work collaboratively with service users with a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Provide safe and effective evidence based psychosocial treatments for psychosis with service users and their families/carers.
  • Combine individual clinical expertise with a knowledge of current best evidence from systematic research, when making decisions about treatment of individual service users.
  • Continually evaluate competence in evidence based interventions for psychosis, identifying and responding to needs for further personal and professional development.
  • Utilise clinical supervision to ensure that practice is safe, effective and professionally accountable.
  • Maintain a comprehensive awareness of relevant developments in research, practice and policy and modify practice accordingly, identifying where there are gaps in the evidence.
  • Assess the use of evidence based interventions in your practice area and facilitate changes to policy and practice to foster dissemination.

The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) comprises of 60 academic credits at Level 7. You will study three, 20 credit modules.

The course is delivered by a practicing and highly experienced Mental Health Lecturer Practitioner, ensuring clear integration of theory to contemporary practice. The design of this course allows you to work in your own clinical area and enhance and develop your clinical competence through supervised work with mental health service users and families/carers.

The course is THORN accredited. THORN has been identified as the 'Gold Standard' training course for multi-disciplinary mental health professionals. The course is designed to enable you to become a change agent and champion, actively incorporating evidence-based practice into routine service provision, through your own and others' work.

Please contact the Course Leader Nicki Moone for further information.



Students may be funded by their employer or opt to self-fund.


A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

PG Cert, MSc, PG Dip Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

You will:

Hold a first degree

Be a mental health practitioner, in current employment in the UK - you must have access to and be working with service-users who have experience of psychosis and psychosis-related problems for the duration of the course.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at IELTS Level 7.

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