The PGCert Traumatic Stress Studies is a flexible course divided in the Introductory module, Foundation Trauma and Advanced Trauma modules within 2 academic years.
Run by the Charlie Waller Institute (CWI) this Postgraduate Certificate comprises three 20-credit modules; the Introductory module, the Foundation skills module and the Advanced Trauma module. Each module is assessed and must be passed for the Postgraduate Certificate to be awarded. Attendance of 80% is required for each module if being assessed. Each module can be taken as a stand-alone and each of the training days of the Advanced Trauma module can be booked as individual workshops.
Description of entry requirements: You are normally required to have a relevant Honours degree in a discipline connected to mental health.
The exception to this is the PYMIN1 module, Introduction to Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment, where NO specific qualification or experience of CBT is required.
If the applicant has enough knowledge of CBT, he/she can opt to do the PYMIN3 (APEL) examination instead of the PYMIN1 (Introduction to CBT).
What will you study?
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £2,925 for the PYMIN1, PYMBWT and PYMAWT modules per year
New international students: £2,925 for the PYMIN1, PYMBWT and PYMAWT modules per year
The fees listed relate to courses starting in the 2021/22 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
If the student decides to attend the PYMIN3 (APEL) module instead of the PYMIN1 ( Introduction to CBT), the fees are £ 2,225 per year for the PYMIN3, PYMBWT and PYMAWT modules.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
Our PGCert/Dip programmes are designed for individuals who work in the area of mental health and wish to improve their clinical knowledge of psychological treatments that have been shown to be effective.