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Apply for PWP Registration

NHS England mandated that applications for PWP Registration should be submitted by 10 June 2022. Our registration process will remain open after this date, and PWPs can continue to apply. We are currently experiencing a high demand for PWP registrations, which may extend the length of our usual processing time. The link to apply for PWP Registration is at the bottom of this page. Before applying please read the following information.

Criteria for Registration

  1. Be a Standard Rate BABCP member. If you are not currently a Standard Rate 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 Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) 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. Agree to a sustained commitment to the theory and practice of PWP working.
  6. 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 email us at pwp@babcp.com to re-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 report. 

How to Apply

To apply for PWP registration complete the online PWP application by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. Please ensure your supervisor has submitted their PWP Supervisor's Report (available to download below) to pwp.reports@babcp.com before you start your application. If you have been with your current supervisor for less than six months, you must also provide a report from your previous supervisor.

If you are not a current Standard Rate 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 Standard Rate BABCP member - the registration fee will be £45. The annual renewal fee of £15 per annum will be added to your membership fee at renewal.

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 pay a standard membership fee to register. Please email pwp@babcp.com to process your registration.

PWP Supervisor's Reports

Clinical Skills Supervision should be provided by a practitioner who is appropriately qualified and experienced in CBT informed approaches. Supervisors must also be currently practicing and utilising CBT informed approaches. In addition, Supervisors will ideally have completed supervision training on an IAPT Accredited PWP Supervision course.

PWPs should be in receipt of clinical skills and case management supervision in line with the IAPT manual: NHS England » The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Manual. If you are in receipt of case management supervision only, it must include appropriate clinical skills covering CBT interventions in line with the IAPT manual requirements

One PWP Supervisor’s Report is required and must be submitted before you apply for PWP Registration. This should be from your current PWP Clinical Skills Supervisor. If your case manager provides clinical skills as part of your ongoing case management supervision, then they can complete the report. If your current Clinical Skills Supervisor has been supervising you for less than six months, you must additionally provide a PWP Supervisor's Report from your previous Clinical Skills Supervisor, your current Case Management Supervisor, or your current Service Clinical Lead.

Supervisors should send the report directly to pwp.reports@babcp.com up to one month before the Application is made. 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.

DownloadPWP Supervisor's Report [Word]

Evidence of good practice will be assessed based on the PWP Supervisor’s Report provided, including:

  • an understanding and appropriate practice of the development, maintenance and ending of therapeutic relationship
  • your general competency, skills and attitudes to practice PWP and CBT principles
  • your adherence to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics


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