Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Delve deep into the crevices of the human psyche and navigate the mysteries of mental health. Discover the self, what it means to be conflicted, and the implications this has on a person’s health. Our Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy gives you the skills and influence to help people manage their problems. If you’ve an interest in how the human mind works, this is the course for you!

What’s involved on this Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ?

We teach the essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, from identifying negative traits to applying solutions that change a person’s mindset. Upon enrolment, you’ll learn how thoughts and actions interconnect, and how to combat negativity that traps people in vicious cycles. As a result, you’ll identify ways to break people’s problems into bite-size chunks, focusing on the present than on previous issues. As you progress, you’ll also discover how to treat people with a variety of conditions, such as depression, drug abuse and insomnia.

What type of people can you help with a CBT qualification?

It could be a family member, a friend, even your next-door neighbour! Around the world, day-to-day, people are living with negative thoughts and problems that make life a living hell. It’s disheartening. Just switch on your television and you’ll likely encounter reality shows revealing the alarming effects of mental health conditions. For example, there’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, Britain’s Biggest Hoarders, House of Hypochondriacs.

Nowadays, mental health is a widespread concern, which is why CBT skills are more relevant than ever before. If you want to develop the knowledge to make people’s lives better, our CBT course can make a difference.

What conditions can be treated with a Diploma in CBT

You can treat breadth of different conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

However, CBT has proven to help people who live with the following conditions:

  • Anxiety Disorders, such as hypochondria
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorders and Anger Disorders
  • Phobias, such as Aerophobia
  • Sleep Problems, such as insomnia
  • Alcohol misuse or drug abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating Disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an ideal skill for all trades

We currently have students from nursing, teaching and social care backgrounds. In addition, we’ve learners from the voluntary sector, the clergy, human resources, as well as the police force. Furthermore, it’s an ideal course for those simply looking for a career change or to extend their current qualifications. With CBT skills on your CV, you will have the ability to treat people in any working environment.

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course (CBT) delves deep into the crevices of the human psyche and navigates the mysteries of mental health.
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Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading writing and research.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes





This course is fully accredited by ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) meaning you will be able to gain registration with a counselling association and start to gain practical counselling experience once you’ve completed the course.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Understand what CBT is, its history, how it works and is used as a treatment before and after sessions with patients. You’ll identify key areas CBT can benefit but also who offers CBT services in the UK.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

ACCPH are the Professional Body for Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Clinical Hypnotherapists. We are an accredited member and preferred training provider of the ACCPH.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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