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Adv Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Studies & Skills

 Full Qualification Name 

University Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Studies and Skills


This Diploma is recognised at MQF/EQF Level 6.


 ECTS Credits

 30 ECTS 


Programme Aims

The purpose of this qualification and the defined pathways are to:

  1. Develop your knowledge of major theoretical models in CBP
  2. Develop your 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



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


Click HERE to access more information on the Modules listed above.


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

The assignments correspond to the module’s Learning Outcomes, which were develop from the module content, generic learning outcomes and programme aims. Course work is chosen exclusively over examinations as it enables students to develop and reflect on their thinking, rather than the acquisition of knowledge for its own sake.

The assessment strategy encompasses the use of written assignments (for cognitive and problem solving skills development); video recordings (for skills development): reflection (for personal development). This is in line with assessment strategies adopted by most courses in the subject area and ensures that students have an opportunity to demonstrate a broad range of skills.

Students are encouraged to use the discussion board to discuss their assignments and are permitted to send a plan of their assignment on which formative feedback is provided. In all modules students are rewarded with higher grades for work that is deemed to evaluate the subject matter and is supported with academic literature.

Please note: This programme operates within the University’s Regulatory Framework and conforms to its regulations on assessment with one exception. Due to the professional implications of counselling and psychotherapy courses no compensation is available for each module. All aspects of the module must attain a grade of a minimum of 40, which is a derogation from the University’s regulations. Where this is not attained, the University regulations in relation to referral will apply


Awarding Body

University of Derby


      This Certification qualify for the Get Qualified Scheme.

      Terms and conditions apply. 


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Last Updated: 06 Sep 17

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