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Mindfulness-based Approaches with CBT - Single Module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date(s): February


One semester, intake February (part-time delivered over four days as two workshops)

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

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

In Brief:

  • Open and relevant  to a wide range of professionals and trainees
  • Integrates training in offering mindfulness- and compassion based approaches to clients
  • Enables progression to certificated training
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

This module integrates training in mindfulness- and compassion based approaches particularly for use in individual professional work. The techniques you will learn are relevant to many sectors including counselling and psychotherapy, health and social care, education and human resource management.

The module is experiential with much of the foundational theory delivered through online resources, freeing up workshop time for skills work.

The module frames mindfulness within third wave CBT approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well contemporary neuropsychology.

The module will support you developing your own mindfulness practice - essential for effectively teaching mindfulness to others.

Suitable for people who are curious about why we so easily get caught up in struggles with ourselves or others and about approaches that offer a different relationship to these struggles.

Entry Requirements

Evidence of the ability to study at level 7 and being a professional or trainee in helping/education role.

If you are applying for the PgDip/MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy please see course 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

Suitable For

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

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This module has experiential learning at its heart. To authentically teach mindfulness to clients you need to have an embodied personal practice.

The two day workshops are used for exploration of theory and practice. Online resources and directed study in preparation for the workshops will ensure the contact time is most effectively utilized. 

Pair-work, small group work, practical sessions are embedded throughout the workshops.

The second workshop, underpinned by this experiential learning, enables you to safely and effectively teach mindfulness, integrating this into your professional work.

Teaching contact time

  • Four whole day sessions as two workshops of two days each
  • If this module is part of your BABCP accreditation process you will need to undertake an additional 6 hours of directed study to achieve the required study hours


  • For credit bearing module: One written casework related assignment : 5,000 words
  • For the non-credit bearing CPD version of this module there is no written assessment, just an attendance certificate. See the ONECPD module information.


This module offers training in one of the most rapidly growing forms of therapeutic approach with an increasingly impressive evidence base. The approaches you will learn enhance the efficacy of most professional interventions.

The module forms the foundation for progression onto certificated mindfulness training.

Links with Industry

The course has strong links with The Christie, the leading cancer treatment hospital in the North West, where many of the staff are trained in and use the specific approaches you will learn on this module.

We also have strong links with local and regional organisations and agencies using mindfulness-based approaches.

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