University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

This programme is aimed at clinical psychologists, psychotherapists and other professionals with experience of delivering mental health such as nurses and counsellors. It provides intensive skills training in accordance with British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP) guidelines for good practice. Practitioners work closely with other agencies to assess and maximise employment opportunities for each client. The programme prepares students to provide high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) within Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or evidence of previous successful study at 3rd year of undergraduate degree level, have a core professional background or evidence of successfully completing a mental health training programme at undergraduate or postgraduate level, Evidence of supervised CBT practice.

Course modules

PgCert: engagement and assessment of patients with common mental health problems; evidence-based low-intensity treatment for common mental health disorders; values, policy, culture and diversity; working within an employment, social and healthcare context. PgDip: the fundamentals of cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression; cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression; cognitive-behaviour therapy for anxiety disorder; cognitive-behaviour therapy for clinical practice.

Assessment methods

Through essays, case reports and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 3 months
Part-time - 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Postgraduate Admissions
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