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CPCAB Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills and Theory

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CPCAB Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills and Theory

Part-time Courses

Please contact us for further information about applying for this course.

Course Description

This course is suitable for:

  • Qualified Counsellors who want to develop Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills and theory as an integral part of their professional counselling work.
  • Qualified Counsellors looking to enhance their employability as counsellors in organisational settings and as independent practitioners by gaining a solid grounding in CBT skills and theory. As CBT is commonly one of the NICE recommended psychological therapies.

For more information about this course call 01492 546 666 ext. 1729 or email

Entry Criteria

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4), Level 4 Higher Education Certificate in Counselling or the Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) equivalent.

Currently working in a paid employment or voluntary sector as a Counsellor.

Access to clients to complete a minimum of 30 hours’ client work working to a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework.

Member of a professional Counselling body and have own indemnity insurance.

Access to monthly Counselling supervision.


The overall course content is designed to be participative and the teaching style will reflect this process, in that it will demonstrate a link between counselling theory and practical skills.

The taught sessions will offer a variety of learning activities, with a mixture of:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Small group work
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials

Start Date

September and January


Internal assessment: tutor assessment of candidate portfolio.

External assessment: externally assessed case review (3,000-3,500 words)

Proficient (Pass)/Not Proficient (Fail) - candidates must be Proficient in both internal and external assessment to achieve the qualification.


  • CPCAB level 6 therapeutic supervision course.
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling.
  • BA Hons Degree in Counselling

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Course type: Part-time Courses

Level: 5

Programme Area:

  • Counselling




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