The Senior Wellbeing Practitioner (SWP) role and training opportunity has been designed to support career progression within the low intensity framework for qualified Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs). 

The next intake of Senior Wellbeing Practitioners will be January 2024.

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

Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners

Education Mental Health Practitioners

Frequently asked questions

What does the training involve?

The SWP training has been designed as a part-time Graduate/Post-graduate Diploma level training programme (120 credits), delivered in the South West by the University of Exeter over a 2 year (24 months) part-time programme. The training will be split between academic and experience-based learning in practice.

SWP trainees will be released from their roles in services for approximately 2 days per week for teaching and / or to undertake activity relating to training. 

SWP trainees will have access to appropriate supervision from a senior clinician within the service both whilst in training and once qualified.  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.

  • Modules 1 and 2: Supervision skills 
  • Module 3: Enhanced Practice in Early Intervention 
  • Module 4: Low intensity interventions for learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders (LD&ASD) 

Am I eligible to apply?

Prospective candidates for the SWP programme must: 

  • Have successfully completed either a CWP 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 CWP or EMHP role   

Can I apply if I have already completed CWP 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 transferred towards the Senior Wellbeing Practitioner Diploma qualification through a process called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

However, if trainees wish to join teaching days, or supervision or supervision groups, to support and update knowledge, this may be possible.

How do I apply for a place?

Places are allocated on the SWP programme through a formal expression of interest process with Health Education England (HEE). 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 HEE representative to discuss funding and allocation of places.

How is it financed?

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

How can I find out more?

For more information about the course and applying, please contact the project team.