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Adv Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Studies & Skills


This Diploma is recognised at MQF/EQF Level 6.


Programme Title

University Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Studies and Skills


Programme Aims

  1. Developed their knowledge of major theoretical models in CBP
  2. Develop their ability to critically evaluate  assessment skills in a therapeutic relationship
  3. Develop a critical understanding of professional issues
  4. Develop a critical understanding of the use of diagnostics and medication within mental health
  5. Develop self-awareness and an understanding of the need for personal and professional development


Structure and Curriculum

Applied Cognitive Behavioural Theory


Assessment in Cognitive Behavioural Practice


Issues and Debates on Diagnostics and Medication in Mental Health



Personal Development Planning

The programme team regard the integration of PDP into the programme as an essential requirement towards supporting student centred learning. This is essential also to one of the main outcomes of student participation upon the degree – that of employability. This is promoted through development planning within the modules.

Drawing on the model and range of graduate skills identified by Jackson, Sibson and Riebe (2013), these are grouped and mapped against each learning design type to ensure that you have the opportunity to develop all of them within your programme.

To support the understanding and development of these skills you will be offered a skills diagnosis opportunity at the beginning of your programme. From this you will be directed to a range of resources to help you to develop your own competencies.

During your programme you will be directed to activities that assist you in developing your career plan, your use of tools and technologies and your academic scholarship. The types of activities you encounter will be appropriate for the module (and learning design type) you are studying. This approach will give you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate new skills within your module and as you progress through your programme.

You are able to network with peers at the programme level as well as the module level, many of whom work in the professional, globally located hence interaction and collaborative work offers you excellent networking opportunities.

This approach will give you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate new skills within your module and as you progress through your programme.

 PDP Chart 


Entry Requirements

  • a University Diploma in Counselling or an equivalent qualification; AND
  • the ability to work independently (evidenced through a reference letter from a professional person known to you regarding your suitability for this programme)
  • If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 6.0 or equivalent


Method of Assessment



Awarding Body

University of Derby


      This Certification qualify for the Get Qualified Scheme.

      Terms and conditions apply. 


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Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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