36 months
867 GBP/module
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This Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will prepare you to practice in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) – one of the leading treatments for a wide range of mental health issues.

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We’ve designed this programme to meet the minimum training requirements of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for training Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists.

You’ll gain an understanding of key concepts and theories in CBP, evaluate different approaches to solving problems, and integrate theory and practice as you plan your future academic, professional and personal development. This course is ideal for those working in the medical profession, social work, psychologists, counsellors, mental health nurses, psychotherapists and others with experience and an interest in mental health.

Future Careers

After completing this Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career as a professional Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. 

As a cognitive behavioural therapist, you may be able to develop your career in the NHS and once you have secured your accreditation work as either a band 6 or band 7 therapist.

As an accredited therapist you will also be able to develop your own private practice or secure employment within the voluntary or third sector.


This course has been designed to meet the full training standards of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. BABCP is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) 
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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UK students can apply all year round. 


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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree in health and social care or related area including experience in a relevant field
  • Applicants with a core profession in Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy or Social Work or Psychiatry or Clinical or Counselling Psychology will require at least two years of experience in working with vulnerable adults and or those with mental health problems
  • Applications without a recognised core profession can be considered through the development of a Knowledge, Skills and Attitude portfolio of evidence plus at least two years of post-qualification experience in mental health consistent with admission guidelines provided by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
  • IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    867 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 867 GBP per module during 36 months.

Part time: £867 per 20 credits (UK)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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