Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

A professional qualification in health or social care, and a good first degree (a minimum of second class) that relates to working with mental health service users, plus 3 years post qualifying practice experience in a health or social care setting to allow for consolidation of learning or A good first degree (a minimum of second class) in a health related topic or equivalent plus a minimum of four years practice experience working within a health or social care setting.Plus access to a relevant work placement.

Months of entry


Course content

This is an exciting and innovative course, delivered by an enthusiastic team of Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapists and lecturers . The course is delivered over two academic years to facilitate the development of knowledge and application of CBT in stages. The first year of the course is focused on giving you the clinical skills and academic understanding that you need in order to function as competent cognitive behavioural therapists.

In the second year, you develop competence in more complex client presentations and you also develop greater competency in clinical skills. The use of the CTS-R is prevalent throughout the course to measure and provide feedback for your development. For eligibility of the British Association of Cognitive and behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP) accreditation, you must satisfy the supervision requirements including completing a portfolio of practice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12-18 months


full time
12-18 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1707 284800