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CBT for Children and Young People - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date(s): September; February


  • 30 credits at level 7
  • Part-time semester 2 (February)
  • 16 weeks

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • This course will build your knowledge and skills in evidence based interventions for children and young people, experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and disorders, and their families and carers
  • Delivered by subject experts in their field who are engaged in practice & research with children and young people
  • Useful CPD for people already trained in CBT wanting to enhance their skills for working with this age group
  • Part-time study option

Course Summary

This module will provide you with a rigorous theoretical and evidence based introduction to using Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy with children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties or disorder.

It will enable you to further develop cognitive behaviour therapy knowledge and skills for the practical application of working with children, young people and their parents/carers. Supporting you to understand the developmental, clinical, legal and ethical considerations and adaptations  required when working with children and young people.

It will enable you to critically discuss and apply the research evidence for using Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy interventions with children, young people, and their carers, within your own working context.

Entry Requirements

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

Practitioners from across health, social care, education and independent sector, who want to use evidence based cognitive behavioural interventions with children, young people and young  adults  experiencing emotional or mental health issues

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

Applying for post qualifying Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


The course is delivered through a blended learning methods comprising:

Lectures, discussion groups and tutorials, experiential skills practice and role play, activities that promte self monitoring and reflection, use of web-based resources - Blackboard including skills videos, discussion board, directed study sessions.


  • Presentation (30%)
  • Case Study (70%)


Links with Industry

The module and programme team have strong links with a range of children and young people’s services and practice areas, ensuring  teaching is delivered by practice experts within the field and that course content is contemporary and ‘real-world’ relevant.

Further Study

This module can be taken as a single module for CPD purposes or as part of the MSc/PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Programme.

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