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Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies - High Intensity Training

24 months
13450 GBP/year
8280 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies - High Intensity Training programme at University of Chester is aimed at experienced mental health professionals with experience of working in an IAPT service who wish to become accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapists.


Why study this Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies - High Intensity Training programme at University of Chester with us?

Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies: High Intensity Training is a rigorous, challenging and highly rewarding clinical skills training course.

You will be trained in the use of empirically supported treatments, observe expert clinical demonstrations, and receive constructive feedback on your developing clinical competence.

You will also have the opportunity to develop the research competences required to ensure that your clinical interventions are based upon the best available scientific evidence.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have satisfied the requirements of BABCP minimum training standards, and be eligible to apply for BABCP accreditation.


Our course is fully accredited by the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Level 2 IAPT course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science, Theory, & Practice of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy: Depression & Anxiety
  • Supervised Clinical Practice
  • Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy: Complex Presentations
  • Research Project
  • Core skills in CBT - Anxiety & Depression
  • Supervised Clinical Practice – Depression & Anxiety

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


Applicants will:

  • have a core professional training in mental health (normally with a science-based degree), or demonstrate eligibility through the BABCP Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes pathway
  • have a minimum of one day a week in face-to-face therapy practice in an IAPT service in the role of high intensity trainee
  • have in place suitable BABCP-accredited supervision arrangements.


  • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8280 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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