Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills And Theory - Level 5 Diploma (CPCAB)

Start Date: 11th September 2018
Course Code: C01949 LTD1A
QCF/NDAQ: 500/8460/4

  • Higher Education
  • Part-Time
  • Ballymena (Lamont Building)


Duration: 1 Year Part-time
Number of weeks: 33
Start date: 11th September 2018
End date: 11th June 2019
Day: Tues
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:


Course Content

The main aspects of the course deal with:
• Working safely using the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework
• Work with difference and diversity
• Work with Self Awareness in the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy process
• Work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy theory and skills in the therapeutic process
• Work reflectively as a Cognitive Behavioural therapist.

Full details on the course content, entry requirements, and assessment is available on the CPCAB site.

Course Aims

This course is designed for applicants who have completed a higher level qualification in Counselling of at least 450 hours and wish to extend their knowledge of working using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Special Features

The course involves a large amount of practical role plays. 90% attendance is a mandatory part of the course. As part of the course applicants will be expected to carry out client work where they can apply the theory of CBT to the counselling process. Group Supervision is also a requirement of the course.

Assessment Methods

Completion of a personal learning record, case studies, assignment, supervisors reports and feedback from tutor and peers.

Applicants must be over 19 years of age; it is strongly recommended that the applicant is over 25 years of age. All applicants should:

  • Be practicing counsellors and have completed the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling of their RPL equivalent
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 hours post-qualification client work
  • Have professional body accreditation or be working towards this

All applicants will be invited to an information session in May/June.

Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.

This course is designed to enhance the professional development of an existing counsellor who has professional accreditation. Successful candidates may progress on to the CPCAB level 6 certificate in counselling supervision.

Ballymena (Lamont Building)
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221
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Anne McCann