Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 6

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date

September, January, May


10 weeks



Module description

You will study the approach in some depth and consider the contribution that it has made to our understanding of human problems and distress. This is ideal for practitioners who are specialising in integrating insights and skills from CBT within their current practice.

About this module

During this module you will all briefly study all the contemporary approaches currently available within the module. You will also choose the approach you will focus upon and will both: study this in greater depth and will then practice with aspects of the approach in videoed sessions with peers, in triads. You will offer each other feedback and also peer supervision for this practice.

The approaches in this module are likely to include CFT and MBCT. Each approach will be presented in terms of (at least):

Who this course is for

This module is for health and social care practitioners whom wish to further inform their therapeutic practice within contemporary approaches within cognitive behavioural theory. Practitioners can be any area of practice where individuals may experience some emotional issues or difficulties in their mental wellbeing.

Course team

Structure, certificates and assessment

This module is coursework based.

Certificate of completion with 20 credits at level 6. If completed with 6CL515 and 6CL514 the student will achieve a University Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Studies and Skills (not a licence to practice). 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:


What you can use this credit for next

This module will allow the student to gain 20 credits at level 6. It will also account for 200 hours of CPD. If completed with 6CL515 and 6CL514 students can then access the on campus MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy which is an accredited CBT course allowing students to practice as CBT therapists.

Benefit to the employee

CBT is recommended by NICE for many mental health disorders. Having knowledge in some of the underlying third wave contemporary theories will assist health and social care practitioners in their everyday working with patients and service users whom experience mental or emotional difficulties either as an underlying disorder or as part of an additional health need.

Benefit to the employer

Practitioners completing this course will be able to inform their practice with third wave contemporary CBT theory and will be able to provide patients and service users with a holistic care approach to their mental and/or emotional needs.

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees (August 2021 - July 2022)

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £800.

How to apply

Level 6

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

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Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.