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Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree

University of Derby Online Learning


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Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)
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Whether you practice as a therapist or work within the health and social care sector, this two-year, level 6 course enables you to top up your existing qualifications to a Bachelor’s degree and will give you the ability to develop the mental health skills needed for you to integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapies into your work place or practice.

This course has 3 intakes per year: September, January and May.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)
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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is currently receiving the highest funding from the UK government among all the other therapeutic interventions, and is one of the most-well-researched psychological interventions around the world. As a result, the need for learning cognitive behavioural therapies has seen a significant increase in demand worldwide.

Ideal for developing mental health skills

This course teaches you the foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and gives you the fundamental research skills, evidence-based practice, contemporary approaches of CBT such as Compassion-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to integrate CBT into your workplace or practice. This course will also give you the ability to implement CBT interventions and research skills to help clients and patients effectively.

You will study modules such as Integrating Practices, Working with People with Stress and Disorder and Relationships Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that will give you a solid foundation to develop your knowledge and understanding of this highly demanded mental health intervention.

Quality Checked by the NCS

This course is Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS). Alone, it is not a route to the Accredited Register nor does it fully equip a graduate to practice as a qualified counsellor.

Who is this course for?

If you are looking to develop mental health therapy skills and practice as a therapist, a nurse or other roles within the health and social care sector, this course is for you.

While studying this course, you will be working in a healthcare or social care setting, locally, nationally or internationally.


You will need to:

  • Have 240 credits at levels 4 and 5 in a healthcare or social care-related discipline or other equivalent qualification;
  • Be in a healthcare or social care practice either in a paid or voluntary capacity;

Entry to the programme may be possible subject to the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning procedures which may give credit for prior skills, experience or learning.

Career path

The knowledge and skills gained from studying this programme will enhance your ability to develop your career and enrich your professional practice. Furthermore the programme may enhance your academic ambitions which may include progressing on to a Masters.

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.