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Child Wellbeing Practice PG Cert

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This programme is an initiative from the Department of Health, which supports the government’s priority to increase access of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people. CWPs are trained to deliver evidence based early interventions in a variety of community settings. During training, students attend lectures, clinical skills workshops and video feedback groups at university, while practising clinically under supervision at their site. They learn how to deliver guided self help interventions for common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and behavioural problems, and how to evaluate the success of the interventions in a way that is meaningful for children, young people and their families. They learn service project, presentation and workshop skills, and clinical competencies are assessed with video sessions and case report.

Key benefits

  • Competence in delivery of evidence based low intensity interventions for common mild to moderate mental health problems in children and young people in community settings
  • Being part of an exciting initiative and programme that increases access to mental health care for children and young people
  • Increased competence in presentation skills and workshop delivery
  • Development of service project and case presentation skills
  • Being part of a bonded team of staff and students from diverse education and training backgrounds, at university and at site

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, clinical skills workshops/tutorials, and online activities.

Module name

Lectures (hours)

Seminars/ tutorials (hours)

Self-directed study (hours)

Total (hours)

1 Fundamental skills: Children and young people’s mental health settings – context and values

30

18

102

150 (15 credits)

2 Fundamental skills: Assessment and engagement

30

18

102

150

3 Evidence based interventions: Theory and skills

66

36

198

300 (30 credits)

Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

    The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework and an e-portfolio of competencies and skills, to support your employability and development. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

    Structure

    Required modules

    You are required to take • Module 1: Fundamental Skills: Children and Young People’s Mental Health Settings: Context and Values • Module 2: Fundamental Skills: Assessment and Engagement • Module 3: Evidence Based Intervention (Theory & Skills)

    Optional modules

    No modules are optional, they are all compulsory. For more information about national curricula and qualification standards please contact the course team.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    Graduates frequently continue in the CWP role, and often continue in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: N/A

    Part time: fees are paid by commissioners

    International:

    Full time: N/A

    Part time: N/A

    Deposit

    Please note that for this course fees are paid by commissioners: you are not required to pay a deposit.

    This is a one-year training contract funded by HEE for UK/EU and EEA applicants only.

    Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • books if you choose to buy your own copies
    • library fees and fines
    • society membership fees
    • stationery
    • travel costs for travel to and around London and between campuses/accommodation for your stay in London
    • graduation costs

    Funding

    Base campus

    NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
    Denmark Hill Campus

    Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    You will be taught through a mix of lectures, clinical skills workshops/tutorials, and online activities.

    Module name

    Lectures (hours)

    Seminars/ tutorials (hours)

    Self-directed study (hours)

    Total (hours)

    1 Fundamental skills: Children and young people’s mental health settings – context and values

    30

    18

    102

    150 (15 credits)

    2 Fundamental skills: Assessment and engagement

    30

    18

    102

    150

    3 Evidence based interventions: Theory and skills

    66

    36

    198

    300 (30 credits)

    Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks.

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    Assessment

      The primary methods of assessment for this course are coursework and an e-portfolio of competencies and skills, to support your employability and development. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

      Structure

      Required modules

      You are required to take • Module 1: Fundamental Skills: Children and Young People’s Mental Health Settings: Context and Values • Module 2: Fundamental Skills: Assessment and Engagement • Module 3: Evidence Based Intervention (Theory & Skills)

      Optional modules

      No modules are optional, they are all compulsory. For more information about national curricula and qualification standards please contact the course team.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      Graduates frequently continue in the CWP role, and often continue in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: N/A

      Part time: fees are paid by commissioners

      International:

      Full time: N/A

      Part time: N/A

      Deposit

      Please note that for this course fees are paid by commissioners: you are not required to pay a deposit.

      This is a one-year training contract funded by HEE for UK/EU and EEA applicants only.

      Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • books if you choose to buy your own copies
      • library fees and fines
      • society membership fees
      • stationery
      • travel costs for travel to and around London and between campuses/accommodation for your stay in London
      • graduation costs

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      The course will start on 24th January 2022. Applications open from 20th July and close on 22nd November

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