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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Secondary Care) PGDip

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Secondary Care) PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Behavioural Psychology Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Secondary Care) PGDip course is an increasingly popular method of psychological therapy used to treat mental and physical health problems. This course is designed for mental health professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, counsellors, doctors and social workers to extend knowledge of CBT theory and practice. Studying this course will enable you to provide CBT to clients with serious mental illness and other conditions. There are three pathways for studying this programme. The course is accredited at level 1 with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). The full PG Diploma provides all the taught components and closely supervised experience required for full accreditation with the BABCP. The course does not provide all the clinical practice hours required due to its part time status. Those wishing to progress towards full accredited practitioner status with the BABCP can access support to help with this.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



This module provides a further opportunity to develop CBT skills in practice under the supervision of a BABCP accredited supervisor. You will have the opportunity to have your level of clinical competency assessed.?

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £835 (20 credits); £2,500 (60 credits); £3,750 (90 credits). Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent academic study in a discipline connected to mental health and further vocational mental health experience. Students with a 2:2 honours degree or those who have not completed an honours degree will be considered on an individual. The applications of students without a core professional training in mental health will be evaluated using the BABCP Knowledge Skills and Attitudes (KSA) Framework.