University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills

The aim of the course is to promote the development and application of advanced clinical skills in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The Diploma is a continuing professional development course for health and social services professionals who have already gained initial counselling and therapy skills and are using these in their professional practice. The course provides a high quality training to a standard recognised by the appropriate therapy accreditation body. Participation in the course makes students eligible for ordinary membership of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree at minimum 2.2 standard or equivalent. Students must be qualified members of established mental health professions, e.g. clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists (who have passed part 1 of the MRCPsych examinations), mental health nurses and social workers and occupational therapists specialising in mental health; members of other professions, e.g. general practitioners who have a special interest in psychological therapies, are considered. Students must be able to provide evidence of academic and clinical grounding; have current relevant employment; and applicants must make arrangements for suitable supervision. Professional qualifications plus relevant professional experience is considered. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in all components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries.

Course modules

Modules: basics of cognitive behavioural therapy; advanced and specialised applications of CBT.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515