Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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

Entry requirements

You will require an Ordinary bachelor’s degree from a UK university in a relevant subject (or equivalent overseas degree). If you do not possess a degree, you may still be considered if you possess professional qualification and extensive, relevant experience.

You will also normally be registered with a professional body, and have acquired two years post-qualification experience working with people experiencing mental health issues.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers training 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

Our PgDip will provide you with foundation skills in CBT core models and interventions, and you will develop the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and clinical competencies to become a competent and safe CBT practitioner.

Professional Approval and Accreditation:

The Postgraduate Diploma is a Level 2 accredited course with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). There are two stages of BABCP accreditation - Provisional and Full. This Level 2 course satisfies your application for provisional membership of the BABCP in that it guarantees that you meet the minimum training standards (MTS) required to become a fully accredited CBT therapist or high intensity worker.

However, as a diplomate from this course will also have to meet additional criteria to gain individual practitioner accreditation. For example, you will need to demonstrate that you are continuing to use CBT, have appropriate supervision, engage in appropriate CBT and adhere to BABCP Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics.

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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