Diploma in CBT Skills and Theory | Redlands Counselling and Training

CPCAB Level 5
Diploma in CBT Skills and Theory

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30 Days
9:15 am - 1:15 pm
Fri 27 Sep 2024 to 13 Jun 2025
or 30 Evenings
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 25 Sep 2024 to 18 Jun 2025

This Level 5 Diploma in CBT Skills and Theory course leads to a nationally recognised counselling qualification.

Humanistic counsellors

The course is specifically designed to assist counsellors who currently work from a humanistic orientation, and who wish to integrate CBT skills and theory into their client work without compromising their underpinning principles of practice. These principles include the importance of Rogers’ core conditions, which are to be authentic in relationship and to respect the client’s own resources and potential for change, without the need for an ‘expert’ or external locus of evaluation.

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    The course content will include reference to the Stepped Care Psychological Therapy Services Model within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service delivery model within the NHS, the recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the accreditation requirements of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).


    • Different models of CBT
    • Developing as an ethical practitioner
    • Difference & Diversity issues
    • Developing as a reflective practitioner
    • Group Training Supervision

    It is aimed at counsellors who have achieved a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or equivalent and who have acquired experience of working as a counsellor in an agency setting and who wish to integrate CBT Skills and Theory into their practice.

    It is also aimed at counsellors who wish to achieve an OPEN UNIVERSITY (OU) Foundation Degree in Counselling. Following a partnership agreement between the OU and CPCAB, counsellors with CPCAB Level 4 and Level 5 Qualifications can achieve a Foundation Degree by completing OU modules. Further information is available at www.cpcab.co.uk

    Students are assessed by portfolio and externally assessed case review (3,000-3,500 words)

    Course fees for the Academic year 2024/25 are:

    Tuition fee: £1849
    (or £1699 if paid by 27th June 2024)

    CPCAB registration fee: £376

    A minimum of 30 supervised client hours need to be completed. Applicants must be able to confirm access to suitable clients for integrating CBT in client work, before the course starts.

    Steve Rowling and Maria Scholes will deliver the course. Both are experienced trainers and counsellors and they also supervise counsellors who integrate CBT into their practice.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I apply for this course if I haven’t done counselling training but have relevant work experience?

    Our qualifications are awarded by the CPCAB, and the Level 5 courses are aimed at post-qualification counsellors, who have completed the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or equivalent training.  We cannot accept relevant work experience to meet this entry requirement.

    Am I required to be in counselling for this course?

    You are not required to have counselling whilst you are on the course

    Can I use this course towards the OU Foundation Degree in Counselling?

    Yes, our Level 5 CBT and Level 5 PC Diploma courses can be used towards the Stage 2 (120 credits) OU Foundation Degree. You can find full details on the CPCAB website.

    Is there funding for the course, including the Advanced Learner Loan?

    As Redlands is an independent training provider, our courses do not meet the criteria for the Advancer Learner Loan or other funding. For this reason, our learners are self-funded. We do have an early payment discount for this course, and the details and deadline for this is on the Fees and Costs section of the webpage.

    Can I pay the course fees in instalments, or do you offer an early payment plan?

    We do not offer a fees instalment plan; however we do have an early payment discount for this course, and the details and deadline for this are on the Fees and Costs section of the webpage.

    What do the initials CPCAB stand for?

    CPCAB stands for the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. This is the Body which awards the qualification to students who are assessed as proficient at the end of the course. CPCAB is the only national Awarding Body which specialises in counselling qualifications.

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