Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

To attend this course, you must have a relevant core mental health profession or be able to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge, skills and attitudes, along with having access to a clinical placement in which it is possible to carry out three days a week of face-to-face, supervised CBT practice and audio/video record client sessions for assessment in the academic setting.

Months of entry


Course content

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a current form of evidence-based psychological therapy recommended by NICE as a first line intervention for many psychological disorders.

This PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aims to increase students’ knowledge base of theory and research in CBT, and attempts to promote a critical approach to the subject. The course also aims to provide practical, intensive and detailed skills training to try and facilitate skills development to a defined standard of competence. The course is a BABCP Level 2 Accredited course in CBT and as such the course has been assessed as "providing training to the standards for Accreditation in respect of the number of training hours and supervision and number of assessed cases as laid down in the minimum training standards"

The training aims to support students to achieve the level of theoretical knowledge, reflective abilities and clinical skills we believe is needed when considering work in the field of psychology b, using evidence based cognitive behaviour therapy methods in their work.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Vickie Presley