Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT course


Build your career. To further advance your career in CBT, you have the option to continue training, become a psychotherapist and work for an agency or set up as a teacher or mentor.


“The tutor’s feedback is so motivating and assignments are quickly marked.  There is always help at the end of the line or by e-mail from one’s tutor and administration team” Alice M


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) distance learning course

This is a professional course appropriate to new students in the field or to existing therapists/ coaches who want to acquire CBT skills as part of their professional armoury.

About CBT

CBT is a talking therapy that uses how the subject thinks and feels about events in their life to explore their behaviours and attitudes in subsequent situations and relationships. A CBT therapist will try to help their subjects recognise and comprehend thought patterns and significant influences to help them understand their behaviour and reactions and alter them in more acceptable or desirable forms.

About our CBT distance learning course

Our CBT training features extensive core counselling modules with the aim of helping the student to achieve the National Occupational Standard for CBT related counselling.

What are my options after the course?

Get a job as a CBT counsellor. Successful completion of the course will qualify you to work as a counsellor advising and helping individuals, couples, families or even groups of people. Counselling could also be undertaken on the phone or even over the internet, in addition to in-person.

Build your career. To further advance your career in CBT, you have the option to continue training, become a psychotherapist and work for an agency or set up as a teacher or mentor. You could also go into private practice in the sector. Psychotherapists have earnings potential of up to £100,000*pa.

*Source: Payscale.com, Oct 2012


1 What is CBT?

2 Levels of Change

3 Counselling 1

4 Counselling 2

5 Development Psychology

6 Psychotherapy

7 Humanism

8 Types of CBT 1

9 Types of CBT 2

10 Types of CBT 3

11 Practical Methods

12 Coaching 1

13 Coaching 2

14 Coaching 3

15 Referral and Assessing Seriousness

16 CBT for Depression and Anxiety 1

17 CBT for Depression and Anxiety 2

18 Managing Depression

19 CBT for Relationships

20 Complementary CBT Techniques 1

21 Complementary CBT Techniques 2

22 CBT Forms and Methods for Other Issues

23 Anger and Stress Management Training

24 Professional Practice

On completion of your course, you will receive two awards:

Award 1 is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma

Award 2 is Level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 5 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement.

What Are Your Study Options?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course Study Options
The Distance Education Academy aims to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
1. Traditional paper-based; using a manual
2. Online study; provides quick access to online course material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online courses system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
The Distance Education Academy can only approximate the time it takes to complete online courses as it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the online course is: 360 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

Tutor Support
This distance learning course provides unlimited access to your personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of online course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your online courses and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with your distance education.
Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly, and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.

Professional Memberships

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC)
Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)