Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (DipCBT)

Work towards professional accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

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Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Rated Level 11, 120 SCQF credit rated by the University of the West of Scotland.

New course starting August 2024.

The course follows the university term and runs every Tuesday evening and on fifteen Saturdays per year. This 2-year part-time diploma qualifies you to work as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

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CBT  Diploma Course Introduction

The aim of the DipCBT programme is to equip students with the range of knowledge and skills necessary to work with clients as Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) counsellors/psychotherapists.

Students will develop a critical understanding of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for common mental health disorders.

We believe that theory and practice are intertwined, and we aim to enable participants to critically explore this link.

The DipCBT programme aims to equip students with the core competencies to practise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and to provide the appropriate training to progress towards accreditation with COSCA, BACP or BABCP as Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.

Students will be expected to complete the DipCBT programme with a high level of skill, ethical understanding, and have the necessary self-awareness to begin a career in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Course Structure

Entry requirement

Applicants will normally have a degree and have successfully completed the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (or an equivalent) to gain entry onto our DipCBT programme.

We will consider equivalent prior learning if appropriate.

References and an interview are required as part of the selection process for this course.

We will also ask for all students to apply for a PVG Scheme Membership for work with protected adults (for a new membership or if your PVG scheme only allows work with children it will be £59.00 and if you have an existing membership for work with protected adults it will be £18.00 for a record scheme update).

We also recommend that all students engage in some form of personal therapy during their studies as this will be advantageous for self discovery (a minimum of 10 hours)


Students are expected to attend 100% of the course and no less than 85% of each individual module.

Programme structure

Our DipCBT programme comprises 6 modules as follows:

  • Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Human Development and Depression: A Cognitive Behavioural Perspective
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating and Addictive Disorders
  • Beyond the Basics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Recent Developments in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Skills Consolidation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Clinical placement hours

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 100 individual clinical practice hours, 2 client case studies and 12 hours of psycho educational group work.

Clinical supervision

There are 18 hours of individual clinical supervision which are included in the fees.

Course fees

The cost of the entire programme is £8,100 (inc VAT).

Fees can be repaid by a pre-agreed payment plan if required.

An initial non-refundable deposit of £300.00 is required once we offer you a place on the programme.


Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (120 SCQF credits at level 11)

Course dates

Start Date

The course starting August 2024. Tuesday evenings – 6pm-9pm (and one, sometimes two Saturdays a month).

*Please note all courses are subject to sufficient class numbers to be able to run, Applications being accepted now.


Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre
Rothesay House
134 Douglas Street
G2 4HF

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We had a great day at graduation on Saturday.
The class worked extremely hard over the time they were with us.
As usual, there are always up and downs along the way. It can be a personal journey becoming a psychotherapist and requires not just hard work but also the development of new skills and at times one has to be able to look at oneself in some depth.
This was a great class to teach.
They are on the way to becoming excellent therapists and I highly recommend each and every one of them. We are already missing them around the Centre and hope that as they now go their own onward journey they keep in touch.
Heather Davis

Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre

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