2.1 honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline or an honours degree (in any discipline, 2.2 or above) and a diploma in Counselling or its UKCP or BPS equivalent In addition, applicants are required to be currently working/volunteering in health care practice either as a counsellor/psychotherapist or in a health/social care related discipline You will also be required to use CBT skills within their work/voluntary placement setting and will need to access a minimum of one client and 20 hours supervised practice. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
Months of entry
3 good reasons to study Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at Salford:
- Work as a ‘reflective practitioner’ showing awareness of and engagement with wider policy
- Understand and evaluate theory and practical application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Supplements prior therapeutic training
This course provides an opportunity for a variety of health care professionals to undertake a theoretical and practical course.
It has a distinctive niche in the current market as a conversion course to CBT theory and skills for the experienced health professional, and supplements prior therapeutic training. You will produce a reflective practice portfolio that may enable you to work towards your British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) practitioner accreditation, and further study at Postgraduate Diploma level 2.
Module learning outcomes have been designed inline with BABCP competencies.
Information for international students
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
Fees and funding
Part Time- £2,625
Part Time- £2,675
Additional costs may include clinical supervision of up to £210 (based on 3 sessions at £30-£70). This is a mandatory requirements however in some cases this will be incorporated in the voluntary placement. Costs are approximated based on the current academic year.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We offer awards to help you study through our:
- Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
- University of Salford student loyalty discount
- Country bursary scheme for International students only
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)161 295 4545
- +44 (0)161 295 4646