Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adults or Children and Young People)

University of Derby · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

These normally include an undergraduate degree in a health and social care related area including work experience in a relevant field. Applicants with a core profession in mental health nursing, occupational therapy, social work, psychiatry, psychology or counseling will require post qualification experience. Individuals without a recognised core profession can be considered through the development of a Knowledge, Skills and Attitude (KSA) portfolio of evidence plus relevant experience in a health and social care setting. Applicants with a qualification in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, or substantive experience in supervised practice may be eligible for entry via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required as they provide the criminal records checking service for the programme.

MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Study a course accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)
  • Develop as an ethical practitioner and gain confidence in contemporary ‌ theories and practice in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Become an innovative reflective practitioner with a critical approach, informed by evidence-based practice
  • Train as a practitioner who’s in line with contemporary, academic, NHS, scientific and professional body standards, and undertake interprofessional learning opportunities
  • Learn from a highly committed, qualified, and experienced lecturing team

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

College of Health and Social Care
+44 (0)1332 591703