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PWP and HIT CBT Curricula 4th Edition Published

01 Nov 22

NHS England IAPT team, HEE are pleased to launch two revised national IAPT training curricula. These are:


  1. Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Curriculum 4th Edition
  2. High-Intensity Therapy (HIT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Curriculum 4th Edition


 The NHS Long Term Plan and Mental Health Implementation Plan outlines the need to continue significant expansion of PWP and HIT roles to support IAPT access and outcome targets.  HIT roles include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) roles, as well as a range of other NICE recommended therapies.  


Based on the priorities within the NHS Long Term Plan and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the curriculum review was commissioned. The national IAPT Expert Advisory Group and partners reviewed the PWP and HIT CBT curricula to ensure that these maximise competence in this workforce to improve patient outcomes and to bring all the content up to date, in light of learning.   


The curricula are expected to be mandated for delivery from September 2023 following a re-contracting/re-procurement exercise for both training programmes, led by HEE. Education providers seeking to deliver either of these programmes going forward should align their training to the new curricula as soon as possible though their processes.


To find out more about the programme, visit the HEE IAPT webpage.

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