We are very grateful to the PWPs and colleagues who were able to contribute to these findings and distribute the survey across their networks. These findings will support the development of the Foundation Programme (access course) into Level 6 PWP training. For the background of this project, please see Increasing Access into Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Training (PPN SE, 2021).
An anonymous survey was distributed to the PWPs members of the PPN SE to explore individual views on how to develop a course that would prepare people for Level 6 PWP training. The surveys were distributed to the 150 PWPs members of the PPN SE, as well as being shared on Twitter. Responses were collected for a duration of three weeks and in total, 24 people responded (response rate = 36%).
The responses were extracted from the survey using a thematic analysis approach. The resulting extracts were categorised within four overarching themes: 1) Pre-course, 2) Support within the Programme, 3) Curriculum and 4) Learning Approach. The themes and extracts were presented to the Working Group for discussion. For the purpose of this short blog, we are presenting four key findings:
So, what now?
These findings have enabled us to draft a curriculum and consider our recruitment approach. We are now at the stage of consulting with training providers, IAPT services and other stakeholders to help us design the programme.
Senior Assistant Psychologist, PPN South East