Teesside University

Teesside University

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

The School of Health & Social Care has been commissioned to provide Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) training to graduates within mental health professions to deliver CBT within IAPT services in response to the Department of Health�s commitment to improve access to psychological therapies for people with depression and anxiety. The course has achieved Level 2 accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) which means that on completion you are eligible to apply for provisional accreditation with the BABCP. The course is suitable for people working in non IAPT services who wish to undertake CBT training. In the first two terms you focus on the development of the knowledge and skills required for the application of the fundamental principles of CBT for cases of depression and anxiety disorders, including the underpinning scientific principles and research literature, assessment processes, CBT formulation and related CBT therapeutic processes and interventions.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a health related degree 212 or above and be working with clients who have anxiety or depression. Applicants who do not have a degree should contact the courses leader for advice regarding an alternative route on to this programme.

Course modules

Core modules include: Cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety disorders; cognitive behaviour therapy for depression; evidence-based practice; the fundamentals of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Assessment methods

In accordance with the BABCP accreditation criteria, assessment of your CBT knowledge and skills is through a range of methods, including a assessed video-taped CBT sessions and case studies.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176