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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy PGCert

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology Psychotherapy

Course type


Course Summary

This course is aimed at a wide range of health care professionals including podiatrists, occupational therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychological therapists and other suitably qualified professionals who work therapeutically, to implement CBT into their practice at an introductory level.

You will: Understand and evaluate the theory and practical application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); ​​​​​​​Have the opportunity to practice the skills you are learning with peers in your class and also in a placement/workplace setting.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) stipulates CBT as the therapy of choice for anxiety, depression, addictive behaviour and anxiety disorders. This course supplements counsellors, psychotherapists and health care professionals training, leading to increased employability opportunities.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module belongs to semester two. This module looks more in depth at a range of anxiety disorders such as social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and health anxiety. It will also explore some disorders where addictive behaviour may be prevalent, such as alcohol and drug misuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders and self harm.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £1,296 per 30 credit module.

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: 2.1 honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline or an honours degree (in any discipline, 2.2 or above) and a diploma in Counselling or its UKCP or BPS equivalent. In addition, students are required to be currently working/volunteering in health care practice either as a counsellor/psychotherapist or in a health/social care related discipline. They will also be required to use CBT skills within their work/voluntary placement setting and will need to access a minimum of one client and 20 hours supervised practice.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more