University of Derby Online Learning
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.
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.
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.
Interactive and practical learning
This online learning degree is specifically designed by our expert online tutors and contains plenty of opportunities to interact with tutors and other students through online discussion forums, virtual class room sessions and more traditional forms of communication such as email and Skype.
In addition to our academic teams, you’ll be appointed a dedicated online learner advisor who will support you on any non-academic issues throughout your course.
You’ll also benefit from many other university support services such as student wellbeing, eLibrary and resource centre, IT support and careers and employment service.
Who is this course for?
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.
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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