Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

You will require a Bachelor’s degree from a UK university in a relevant subject (or equivalent overseas degree).

You will normally be registered with a professional body, and have acquired two years post-qualification experience.

Please note: you are required to secure a placement for the duration of our course, and may need to arrange for individual clinical supervision with a BABCP accredited or accreditable supervisor.

You will attend one day per week, as well as have a required number of clinical hours and self–study each week.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course offers training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for mental health professionals who wish to use CBT in their practice.

CBT approaches and interventions are recognised as a major contributor to psychological treatment. Our course is suitable for a wide range of professionals such as:

  • nurses
  • social workers
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • doctors
  • psychologists
  • counsellors

Upon graduation you will be equipped with the capacity and capability to provide high quality CBT either within your existing role or to use these skills to further your career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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