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CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory

South Eastern Regional College

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  • Qualification

    Higher Apprenticeship at Level 5

  • Location

    South Eastern Regional College - Lisburn Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This qualification is for candidates who are already working as counselling practitioners and who want to develop their skills in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and use these skills as an integral part of their work.

Course Structure

The qualification is awarded by CPCAB Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. This qualification comprises one unit T/600/9985 Working as a Counsellor using the CBT approach which has seven learning outcomes and associated eassessment criteria (internally assessed). For the External Assessment candidates will write a structured case review.

Candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of one-to-one client work with at least three clients using the CBT approach, although it is recognised that they may also be working with other approaches in their client work setting.

In addition candidates are required to have external supervision of their counselling work (which may or may not be all within a CBT framework) in accordance with BACP or BABCP minimum requirements.

Candidates are expected to be working with clients within a professional framework in order to apply their learning on this course and to meet the assessment requirements.

Accreditation of prior learning is a process by which you may be awarded credits for learning that you have gained in the past and which is relevant to the course to which you have applied. It may be certificated or experiential learning.

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

GCSEs in both English & Maths or equivalent.


University information

South Eastern Regional College

  • Campus address

    South Eastern Regional College, Lisburn Campus, 39 Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, BT27 4SU, Northern Ireland

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