Single Module Level 7

CBT for Children and Young People (Level 7, 30 credits)




One semester

Next enrolment

January 2025


In a nutshell

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 disorders. 

You will:

  • be taught by subject experts who are engaged in practice and research with children and young people
  • develop your CBT skills for practical application
  • enhance your career prospects
Course details

All about the course

This module 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. You will gain an understanding of 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.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

The course is delivered through a blended learning methods comprising:

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


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

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

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

Career Links

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.


What you need to know

This module is 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

    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You should be a practitioner working in a relevant field and be able to demonstrate your ability to study at Level 7. 

    Alternative entry requirements

    Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £1,470 per 30 credits
    Part-time 2025/26 £1,530 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    January 2025