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Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural
Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT-L5)

Times: Tuesday 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Next Course planned for January 2019
Start date to be announced

To find out more information or to enrol simply call our training centre on 01895 254660 and one of our staff will guide you through the process.

£1,995 including registration fees
Payment Plan Available
(£695 Depost and 10 x £130.00 Monthly)

Course Code CBT-L5

QCF Qualification No: 500/8460/4

 Credit Value: 39 

Candidate Course Guide
Tutor: Maggie Curran
Term Dates: Available on request.
Target candidates: Individuals who wish to: -
Develop CBT skills and theory as an integral part of their counselling work.


Internal moderation and verification will follow the CPCAB Guidelines. A copy is available on request.

Course Objective: This qualification is intended for candidates who want to develop CBT skills and theory as an integral part of their counselling work.  
Course Times: Tuesday evenings 6.00pm to 9.30 pm. 
A one year Diploma  - Guided Learning Hours: 35 weeks at 3.5 Hrs = 122.5 Hrs
Entry Requirements: Candidates must have achieved the CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) or the RPL (recognised prior learning) equivalent. Min age 19. 
Assessment Information

Internally assessed portfolio – Students will be expected to produce a portfolio of work evidencing their learning. This will include the following: -
1.      Documents – A number of refloective journals - details to be given at interview.
  • Client Work - please see below under placements

  • Supervision record. 

  • 2 written assignments (3,000-3,500 words) 
2.     Tutor observation – Students must include records of at least 1 tutor feedback on their counselling practice sessions.
1 case presentation.

3.      Testimony – Students must include records of peer feedback on their counselling practice sessions and one supervisor report.

The Portfolio will need to evidence the students learning by cross referencing to the criteria requirements of the course as detailed in the Candidate Learning Record (CLR).  In addition to the weekly journals, students can also use Peer and Tutor feedback sheets, presentation feedback, and any assignments set during the course. 
External Assessment – Students must complete a structured case review (3,000-3,500 words)
This is sent to the CPCAB for assessment.


Internal assessment: Candidates must achieve all 7 learning outcomes to be assessed as Proficient. 
External assessment: Candidates must achieve at least ONE mark in each section of the case review and an overall mark of 11 out of 21 to be assessed as Proficient. 
Placements: Workplace experience
(a min of 30 hours one to one counselling) using CBT skills with at least 3 different clients.
Cancellations and non-attends do not count towards this total.  Students will be expected to research and arrange their own placements.  The centre will give guidance on what constitutes an acceptable placement.

In addition to the guidance given by the Centre and CPCAB, students might find the internet a good source of information on finding placements, there are resources at the centre available for this purpose.
Supervision: The course will include group training supervision in addition to the candidates's own supervision arrangements for their external work as per BACP/BABCP minimum requirements. 

The external supervision for the CBT client work should be with a supervisor who is able to support candidates in their CBT practice. 

 Personal Therapy: Not a requirement.
Reading List – To be advised IDC.              
Successful candidates may progress onto CPCAB’s:
Ø      Level 6  Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (TCSU‑L6)
Ø      Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling
Further information available on the CPCAB website on:

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