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Short Course | Nursing

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: An Introduction

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This course aims to adhere to NICE approved treatment using the stepped approach to care (Steps 1 and 2).

Duration1 academic year
Fees fromNo Fee
Start dateTo be confirmed

A Short Course normally comprises 3 modules, which you can complete in one year as a part time course of study. On successful completion you will be awarded 60 CATs points at Level 3, and you may be eligible to progress onto our degree programmes.

Please note that courses are subject to a minimum registration, so it is not usually possible to run all courses each year.



Commissioned Health TrustNo Fee
Self Funding / Fee Paying - 2023/24£2,355

Tuition fees and other charges are set by the University and are subject to change.
See details on how to pay your fees here.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must normally hold a professional qualification. Note: Some modules require a specific professional qualification. See Selection Criteria for full requirements.

The Programme

  • Course Content

    You will learn about the more common mental disorders (anxiety and depression). Your CBT knowledge and skills development will begin with learning about formulation based assessment and evidence based, measurable interventions including: facilitated self-help, psychoeducation, behavioural activation, prolonged graded exposure and problem solving.

    This short course comprises three 20 credit modules:

    • Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (HSN3026) - Semester 1
    • Core Behavioural Strategies (HSN3027) - Semester 2
    • Core Cognitive Strategies (HSN3028) - Semester 2
  • Outcomes

    The Short Courses in Health Studies aim to prepare you to meet the changes and challenges of health care delivery within the health service and independent sector. Modules within each Short Course are practice focused, thus helping you acquire enhanced knowledge and clinical skills appropriate to your area of practice.  In addition, you will be provided with the opportunity to advance health care knowledge and develop analytical and academic skills.

  • Delivery

    First Semester



    Second Semester


    10am-12pm / 1-4pm

  • Selection Criteria

    Applicants must hold at least a Diploma in Higher Education or 120 CAT points at level 2 (diploma level) for entry to Level 3 (degree level) study. Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the School for advice.

    International Trained Nurses/Midwives: If you hold an international qualification you will need to provide a UK ENIC Statement of Comparability. This should be obtained prior to submitting your application. You can apply for a statement through the ENIC website:  Statement of Comparability (    

    Students accessing these Short courses must work in the relevant clinical area.

    Please note that these courses are not open to international applicants living outside the UK/ROI.

Teaching staff

Colin Hughes - Senior Lecturer

Colin Hughes - Senior Lecturer

How to apply

We will advertise in June 2024 for September 2024 entry.

For any queries, please email