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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Level 4 Award – Endorsed

Online CBT Level 4 Course.  This online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 4 Course is aimed at students who which to gain further knowledge in CBT, this is ideal for people who may be working in the statutory or voluntary sectors with those who have mental health issues. Those learners currently employed in the following roles or interested in these roles:

  • Nurses
  • Counsellors
  • Prison officers
  • Probation workers
  • Psychotherapists and other mental health workers may find this course invaluable for useful skills and therapeutic interventions

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists). At the end of this course, students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. Perfect for this learners looking to provide a service to paying clients. 

Learners are able to access their course and support for a 12 month period. During this time you can log in and out to suit your personal circumstances. So, if you are looking to complete the course in a shorter time, then with the right attitude and commitment, this is more than possible. We enrol 365 days a year too, so you also have the option to enrol and register online at anytime. No set term times, no lectures to attend, no exams to take. 

Qualification: CBT Level 4  Award
Support: 12 months of support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
Price: Interest-Free Finance

We also offer a Level 4 course in Counselling & Psychotherapy that may be of interest.

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Unit 1 – What is CBT?

Cognitive Therapy
Behaviour Therapy
How do they work together
History of CBT.

Unit 2 – Automatic Thoughts

CBT Strategies
How they Affect People;
Helping People To Cope.

Unit 3 – What can a Client expect in CBT treatment? 

Homework; Who benefits from CBT
Limitations of CBT
Focusing on the present
Bipolar I
Bipolar II
Cyclothymic Disorder
Who can suffer from depression?
Eating Disorders
What is an eating disorder?
Who is affected?
Using CBT to treat a eating disorder
OCD; What is OCD? Who is affected?
Using CBT to treat OCD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; What is PTSD?; Who is affected?
Using CBT to treat PTSD
Anxiety; What is Anxiety; Who is affected?;
Using CBT to treat anxiety
Schizophrenia; What is schizophrenia; Who is affected?; Using CBT to treat schizophrenia
Addiction and CBT
Personality disorders + CBT.

Unit 4 – The Importance & Significance of Dreams in CBT

Working with imagery
Irrational beliefs.

Unit 5 – Schema Therapy

Early maladaptive schema
Schema focused therapy
Disconnection and rejection
Impaired autonomy and performance
Impaired limits
Other directions
Over vigilance and inhibition
Acceptance and commitment therapy

Unit 6 – Socratic Questioning

What we think
Boundaries and regulations
Locus of power
Safeguard against abuse
Ethical practice
Moving Forward.

Unit 7 – The Use of Medication

Who needs medication?
Use of CBT and Medication

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required. However, students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Students do not require a placement to complete this course. 

Course Duration

This course comes with 12 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 151 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 180 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 8 months.

Course Outcome

ABC Quality License Scheme – Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and  a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme & is offered in partnership with Kendal Publishing. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by OFQUAL, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and /or employers requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Abc Awards & Cert awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards & Certs Awards have long established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries,. ABC Awards & Certa Awards combine over 180 years of experience combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards & Certs Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14: all are developed with the support of the relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Regulated qualifications refer to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual/CCEA/Qualification Wales

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating to your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away. 


Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

Study Method

Learners are able to access their course lessons via our online learning platform.  Complete your assignments and access all correspondence in one convenient place. 

As long as you have an internet connection you can access your course 24/7.

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £14.99 fee per year applies.

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Once log in has been issued or your study pack received at the requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have agreed student finance and opted to pay monthly, you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires.

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