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Professional Diploma in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2 modules credit rated independently at SCQF Level 8 Equivalent to Ofqual Level 5)

Why take this course?

The Professional Diploma in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) consists of two modules. Each module has been credit rated independently with 20 credits each at SCQF Level 8 (Second year BA/BSc level).

This course is likely to benefit from someone who wishes to build up their knowledge in counselling and extend their knowledge by studying a therapeutic approach. CBT has a growing popularity in private counselling practice and organisations such as the NHS and has been used to good effect by occupational health functions in Managing Absence at Work.

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Learning Method On-line/Distance Learning


Course Details

Course Number: UA1000
Course Fee: £599.00 NOW £497.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £89.00 (0% APR), followed by 6 monthly payments of £68.00
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Course Content
The course consists of two modules:

Module 1 – Certificate in Counselling
This part of the course will provide you with a comprehensive and practical understanding of counselling knowledge and skills. Using Gerard Egan’s renowned three stage model outlined in ‘The Skilled Helper’, the syllabus takes a problem management and opportunity development approach to helping.

The module includes the following topics:
  • Introduction to Counselling Theory
  • The Psychodynamic Approach
  • The Behavioural Approach
  • The Person-Centred Approach
  • The Cognitive Approach
  • The Pastoral Approach
  • The Counselling Process
  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Core Skills of "The Skilled Helper"
  • Professional Practice
Module 2– Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Students will be introduced to CBT, at the heart of which is the ABC model. They will also study:
  • the triadic structure
  • the role of automatic thoughts
  • the beliefs
and the need to challenge erroneous thought patterns through applying CBT techniques and strategies. The course demonstrates how CBT can be used to effectively work with issues of depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, and anger.

Materials supplied with this course
20 Lessons and 8 tutor marked assignments are supplied in PDF and Word format, supplemented with suggested background reading.

Linkages to other courses
An option to this course are the Certificate in Counselling and the Diploma in CBT. Both courses are available for CPD purposes (course 121 and course 2000) and academically credit rated at SCQF level 8 (course CR200 and UD1000).
This course is accredited by the ACCPH. The ACCPH are an independent professional body and register.

Credit Rated or CPD
This course involves two modules independently credit rated with 20 credit points at SCQF level 8 (2nd year BA/BSc) each. These credits may be used towards gaining a degree in a similar topic.

Course Fee: Course Offer reduced from £599.00 - £497.00.
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £89.00,
followed by 6 monthly payments of £68.00
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