Senior Wellbeing Practitioner (SWP) - Graduate/Postgraduate Diploma

About the programme

The Senior Wellbeing Practitioner (SWP) role and training opportunity has been designed to support career progression for qualified Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CYWPs, known nationally as CWPs). 

The first intake of Senior Wellbeing Practitioners will be in September 2023.

To find out more about our CYWP and EMHP programmes, please follow the links below:

Link to PTTC info on EMHP training

Link to PTTC info on CYWP training

The SWP training has been designed as a part-time Graduate/Post-graduate Diploma level training programme (120 credits), delivered in the Northwest by the Psychological Therapies Training Centre (PTTC) over 2 years (24 months). The training will be split between academic and experience-based learning in practice.

SWP trainees will need to be released from their roles in services for approximately 2 days per week for teaching. SWP trainees will also need to have access to appropriate supervision from a senior clinician within the service both whilst in training and once qualified. 


Programme Aims

The SWP training aims to equip trainees with the following skills and knowledge; with a focus on application of these skills in either the Education or Community setting, depending on their service setting.

28 March 2023: Further information on the Programme Aims will be provided in due course.

Who Can Apply

You cannot apply directly to the training centre for this course.

Prospective candidates for the SWP programme must: 

  • Have successfully completed either a CYWP or EMHP training qualification. 
  • Have at least 2 years post qualification experience prior to applying for the course.
  • Have experience working in either a community or education setting, in a CYWP or EMHP role.   

Can I apply if I have already completed CYWP or EMHP Supervisor training?

If you have completed Modules 1 and 2 (Low Intensity Supervisors training) these will not need to be taken again. Credits can be used towards the Senior Wellbeing Practitioner Diploma qualification.

28 March 2023: Further information on Who Can Apply will be provided in due course.

Training Component

  • Modules 1 & 2: Supervision skills 
  • Module 3: Enhanced Practice in Early Intervention 
  • Module 4: Low intensity interventions for learning disabilities and Autism 

28 March 2023: Further information on the Training Component will be provided in due course.

How to Apply

Places are allocated on the SWP programme through a formal expression of interest process with NHS England (NHSE). If you are interested in applying for a place on the SWP programme, please discuss this with your service / employer.

Services can contact their regional NHSE representative to discuss funding and allocation of places.

The course is funded by Health Education England, who pay the PTTC and your service directly. You will receive a salary while you are studying and training, at NHS Band 6 Agenda for Change or equivalent.

28 March 2023: Further information on How to Apply will be provided in due course.

Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding this course not covered in the information detailed in any of the sections above or in the FAQ section of this website, please email:  In the Subject Line please ensure you put the full title of the course to enable us to forward it to the appropriate programme team.  We will not be able to forward or respond to any emails received without this.

We are happy to answer questions related to the course itself, but unfortunately are unable to provide any general career advice.


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