Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Practice

Queen's University Belfast · School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement but hold a professional qualification will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants must have:

  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • A broad understanding of mental health issues
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational and computer skills

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Practice is to increase understanding of mental illness and train students in basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy concepts, methods and skills. The purpose is to train practitioners in mental health programmes including primary care, to apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy models at levels 1 and 2 within a stepped care model (low intensity psychological interventions).

The course is available to all health and social care professional groups and other staff such as counsellors who wish to learn basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods and is relevant for staff working in mental health, primary care and social care settings. The Postgraduate Certificate is offered over two 12 week semesters over one year.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

School Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)28 9097 3082