University of Chester

Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies: High Intensity Training

Parkgate Road Campus
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Rank: 88 (UKEAS)

Location: Parkgate Road Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2022/01/01

Duration: 24 months

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University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Aimed at experienced mental health professionals with experience of working in an IAPT service who wish to become accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapists.Course overviewOur Postgraduate Diploma and MSc are aimed at experienced mental health professionals with experience of working in an IAPT service who wish to become accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapists. Our course is fully accredited by the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Level 2 IAPT course.Why study this course 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.


Entry 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. Applicants will also be required to attend an interview.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for University of Chester.

Professional bodies

  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

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International students

There are an average of 130 countries represented among the student body at Chester and there are country specific information portals on the website to begin the process of applying to one of its courses. There is also help and advice on hand to assist those from outside the UK in adapting to their new home, ranging from immigration and visas advice to financial guidance, help with finding part time work and accommodation assistance. Chester Student's Union is at the heart of extracurricular activities as well as supporting and representing the student body. The union operates a bar on the main campus as well as another in Warrington and three shops. There are also some 75 clubs and societies to get involves with. The sports clubs take part in the British Universities and Colleges Sports leagues as well as inter-campus competitions called Varsity. Away from sports, there are many interest based societies, arts and performance groups and even student media such as the radio station, known as Cat Radio, broadcasting daily from the Warrington campus.

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