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Mode of study Part-time
Duration 10 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 2 May 2019
Tuition Fee £400
Exam/Reg Fee £48
Material Fee £10
Course code PLR4CBT001 (1819B)
Runs on Thursday
  • Who is it for?

    This course of study will provide you with an overview of the key concepts of cognitive-behavioural theory and allow you to explore the particular opportunities and challenges of working with clients in this model. This unit aims to enable you to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of a cognitive-behavioural approach.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have achieved, or be working towards, a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills. 

  • What does the course involve?

    You will have the opportunity to review and clarify the contributions of key theorists such as: Pavlov and Classical Conditioning, John Watson and phobias, Wolpe and systematic desensitisation, Skinner and behaviour therapy, Ellis and REBT, Beck and cognitive therapy. You will develop your understanding of the 'cognitive behavioural approach' to: the nature and development of human beings, the development and perpetuation of psychological problems, the nature and process of therapeutic change, the process of counselling practice. You will also develop your skills as a CBT practitioner through skills practice in triads.

    How is the Course Assessed?

    Summative assessment will be via an internally set and marked discussion paper of 4500-5000 words in length.

  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.

Angelique Clarkson

Angelique Clarkson


This course has been great for self-development and the tutors have been extremely supportive. I want to be a substance misuse counsellor and this course will enable to me to get to where I want to be.

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