Recognised Core Professions for PWP

Route B PWP Accreditation is for those who have a relevant Core Professional training, to degree level or equivalent, and specialist PWP training which must include PWP Top-up Training that incorporates Modules 1 & 2 of the IAPT PWP National Curriculum, provided by an Accredited PWP training programme. In addition, applicants must provide supplementary evidence of meeting two essential core learning objectives as specified in the IAPT PWP National Curriculum for Modules 3 and 4

Applied Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Counselling Psychology

  • Educational Psychology

  • Forensic Psychology

  • Health Psychology


  • Mental Health Nursing

  • Learning Disability Nursing

  • General Nursing


  • Psychiatric Medicine

  • General Practice

Allied Health Professions (HPC Registered)

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Arts Therapist

  • Physiotherapist

Graduate Mental Health Worker (provided by a University Commissioned GMHW Course)

  • GMHW training must have included assessment of competency and fitness to practice.

Other Helping Professions

  • Counselling, Fully Accredited by BACP, IACP, COSCA, FDAP (NCAC) or Registered Member CPC

  • Counselling Training obtained via a BACP Accredited training course of Undergraduate Diploma level or higher

  • Social Work

  • Probation Service

  • Teacher of Special Education / Needs with additional special education training and counselling / psychotherapy training

  • Psychotherapy / Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with UKCP Registration