Diploma in CBT Skills and Therapy Level 5


Next course: Scheduled for January 2025 (subject to numbers)

Fees: £2,095 (instalment plan available)


This qualification is intended for candidates who want to develop CBT skills and theory as an integral part of their professional counselling work.

This qualification is designed to enhance the employability of counsellors in organisational settings and as independent practitioners by giving them a solid grounding in CBT skills and theory.

CBT is one of the NICE-recommended psychological therapies. Counsellors with CBT skills are often favoured by multi-disciplinary psychological therapy teams, especially with Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) teams.

The course involves 120 hours of classroom work in a small groups.

Through teaching and practical exercise, you will learn more about the field of CBT counselling theory and practice.

There is a work placement requirement of 30 fully supervised client hours in an agency setting.

There is no personal therapy requirement.

Those wishing to take part must be at least 19 years old, and must have achieved a Level 4 in counselling studies or an equivalent qualification.

At the end of the course there is an external assessment that involves an externally assessed case review (3,000 - 3,500 words).

Students will be assessed as proficient or non-proficient based on their external assessment as well as their classroom participation and journal entries.

This course is supported by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). Read more about the course here.

Students who pass the course can progress to the next level of counselling training, which is the Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

To enrol or to find out more, call us on 01895 254660 and we will guide you through the process.