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Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (PGDip)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This BABCP accredited programme is available as a second year, following on from the postgraduate certificate. It enables mental health staff to develop further competence in high intensity CBT.

This part-time course is intended for professionals working in mental health, such as mental health nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and social workers. The course is designed to help you towards individual practitioner accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).

The BABCP does also offer another route called the Knowledge and Skills Assessment (KSA) which practitioners with sufficient levels of experience and knowledge may be able to attain the equivalent level of training.

The syllabus is based on the Roth & Pilling competency framework for CBT with anxiety disorders and depression, and the course focuses on CBT with adults, although we also welcome practitioners working with children and older adults.

You should already have a high-level of clinical skill in CBT, which would have been attained by completing a BABCP level 1 accredited programme. You will put your knowledge and training into practice by working with adults, children, and older adults in a wide range of settings.

Within your clinical field, whether that is adults, children or older adult services, you will be expected to work with a range of presenting problems, predominantly depression and anxiety disorders that have been taught on your Level 1 BABCP accredited Certificate.

Accreditation by BABCP ensures an excellent standard of training. However, you will have to meet further criteria would have to be met for full practitioner accreditation with BABCP.

To be considered, you must be able to practice CBT in your workplace as you will be expected to attain 100 hours of CBT practice. You will receive 14 sessions of group supervision with an experienced BABCP accredited practitioner.

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University information

Cardiff University

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    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    160 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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