6 months
2520 GBP/full
2520 GBP/full
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is designed to help people who may be experiencing a range of mental health difficulties, causing extreme distress in their emotions and behaviour. This Cognitive Behavioural Studies and Skills (Online) is offered by University of Derby.

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This Cognitive Behavioural Studies and Skills (Online) is offered by University of Derby  at University of Derby is one of a few CBT qualifications that can be studied online. With a focus on therapeutic relationships, it is a perfect entry level course if you are looking to apply current and up to date, evidence based, theoretical approaches and practical skills informed by cognitive behavioural theory into your practice, or if you simply want to learn more about cognitive behavioural theory.

It could be your first step toward becoming an accredited psychotherapist; this qualification alone will not give you a licence to practice but may help you decide if this is a career you wish to pursue. Alternatively as a mental health nurse, social worker or occupational therapist, you can bring an additional dimension to your role, benefiting both you and your patients.

Career Info

In order to become an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), you'll need to complete four years of training. This University Advanced Diploma course is the first step and accounts for one year of that training.

To complete the final three years of training, you may apply to undertake our MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy – many of our students who have chosen to stay on to do this find it helps them become highly skilled cognitive behavioural psychotherapists.

As a mental health nurse or practicing counsellor, this course can provide you with additional skills to enhance your current job, as well as CPD credits. 

Programme Structure


  • Contemporary Approaches within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Relationships Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Working with People with Distress and Disorder

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A university diploma in Counselling or an equivalent qualification
  • The ability to work independently, evidenced through a reference letter from a professional person known to you regarding your suitability for this programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2520 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2520 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2520 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2520 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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