Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (IAPT)

University of Southampton · Psychology

Entry requirements

The admissions process for the PG Dip (IAPT) is normally completed jointly with partner IAPT services. Therefore, as well as meeting the university admissions criteria, you must also meet the service criteria. We normally advertise on NHS jobs website between April and July each year.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

This Postgraduate Diploma CBT for Anxiety and Depression is a year-long training programme in evidence based CBT for mild to moderate anxiety and mild to severe depression. The programme is run in line with national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) guidelines and is open to High Intensity IAPT trainees and others wishing to develop specialist skills in these areas. This programme offers students the opportunity to develop their CBT skills and knowledge to the level of a competent CBT practitioner. All the listed modules are core to this programme and must be taken over one year. While a University Diploma requires 120 CATS points, the IAPT Diploma requires more in order to comply with IAPT curriculum and BABCP Level II accreditation. Recruitment for this programme is jointly undertaken with partner IAPT services. Please visit the 'entry requirements' tab for details of how to apply.

Programme Overvew:

  • To provide students with a clear understanding of cognitive-behavioural concepts, models and methods
  • To develop students’ critical appreciation of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature, on which sound clinical decision making can be based
  • To enable students to develop skills in collaborative assessment, formulation and treatment based on empirically validated models.

Fees and funding

UK students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 5108