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Wellbeing Practitioner Registration

Apply for PWP Registration

Registration for PWPs was mandated by NHS England from 10 June 2022. Our registration process remains open, and PWPs can continue to apply. The link to apply for PWP Registration is at the bottom of this page. Before applying please read the following information.

Accessibility 

Please let us know if we need to make reasonable adjustments to support you in accessing our processes and completing applications. Email us at wellbeing@babcp.com telling us the best way we can contact you.

​Criteria

  1. Be a BABCP member and a resident of the UK, its territories or Ireland. If you are not currently a BABCP member, your registration fee will include Standard Rate BABCP membership.
  2. Graduation from a British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited PWP training course/apprenticeship
  3. Six months’ experience of working within a specified system of care that ensures the right pathways of referral on/stepping up and good clinical governance; such as an NHS Talking Therapies service. The six months can include time spent working as a PWP trainee once you have commenced direct patient contact.
  4. You must be accountable for your professional practice to a senior member of your service.
  5. You must agree to a sustained commitment to the theory and practice of PWP working.
  6. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic relationship and competence in the development, maintenance and ending of such relationships, via a Supervisor’s Report, which is submitted in advance of your Register application.
  7. You must adhere to the BABCP Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics
  8. As part of your clinical work, you must currently be providing a minimum of two hours per week step 2 practice with patients aged 16+ within an adult service. This clinical practice must include both assessment and 1:1 treatment, groups or cCBT. Delivery must be via live interventions e.g. telephone, video or face to face. If cCBT activity is email support only, the two hours would need to include one other form of Step 2 practice listed.

*If you are currently out of practice, please refer to our Return to Practice information to register as a Wellbeing Practitioner. If you have recently graduated from a PWP training programme and are actively seeking employment, please ask your most recent placement clinical skills supervisor to complete your supervisor report. 

​How to Apply

To apply for PWP Registration complete the online PWP application by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. Supervisors should send their PWP Supervisor's report directly to wellbeing.reports@babcp.com within one month of the application being made. You should request your report be sent prior to submission of your online application, and this can be up to one month before the application date. This is to prevent delays in your application processing.

If we do not receive a completed application for registration with payment within one calendar month of receiving a Supervisor's Report, the application and report will be deleted.

If you have been with your current supervisor for less than six months, you must also provide a report from your previous supervisor. For further information and the downloadable report template, please see PWP Supervisor's Reports.

Please note from November 1st 2023, we will no longer accept submissions of older supervisor report templates, and your supervisor must complete the most recent template found on the above link. Submission of older forms will result in delays to your application.

If you are not a current BABCP member - the fee to register for your first year will be £127. This includes annual BABCP Standard Rate membership. Your renewal fee will be £97 per annum (this may be subject to change).

If you are a current BABCP member - the initial registration fee is £45. Your registration renewal fee will be £15.

If you were previously accredited by BABCP as a PWP before the relaunch in 2021 - your registration application review (currently £45) with BABCP is free of charge, although you will need to be a BABCP member to register. Please email wellbeing@babcp.com for further guidance on how to apply.

Pre-application Checklist

  • Supervisor has used the most recent report template and sent a completed report to wellbeing.reports@babcp.comYour application submission must be within one month of the report being sent.
  • Certificate of training
    • You will need to demonstrate that you have completed appropriate training by uploading a copy of an official academic transcript or certificate to your online application.
    • This document must include your name, course title, bear the training institution stamp/seal and show you have successfully completed the course (post exam board ratification). 

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