Cognitive behavioural interventions for anxiety and depression, NU3070 Short Course

Cognitive behavioural interventions for anxiety and depression, NU3070 Short Course
At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

12 Days in the classroom over 2 semesters, (40 credits at level 6). Supported by E-Learn.

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

September 2016 - Wednesdays - Wednesdays: 28th September 2016 until 5th April 2017 (alternate weeks). From 9.30am-4pm., Or September 2015 - Sept 30; Oct 14, 28; Nov 11, 25; Dec 9; Jan 13, 27; Feb 10, 24; Mar 9, 23. From 9.30am-4pm.,

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Course Handbook

To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: .

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Course Content

Course Outline:
This is a degree level module aimed at practitioners who want to develop both their knowledge and skills in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anxiety and Depression.

Students are supported to develop their therapeutic skills and competencies in using a range of CBT interventions relevant to working with people with anxiety and depression. Students are assessed on their ability to implement CBT interventions with clients in their practice areas via case discussion and final assessment. As a result they develop skills in delivering CBT interventions in the work place. Students may study the module on its own for continuing professional development purposes, for the award of Advanced Certificate or for the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice.

All students are encouraged to develop and maintain a portfolio of learning and achievement. The portfolio is not assessed but supports personal development planning; development of reflective practice and career enhancement activity.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Formative: Small group supervision with a clinical supervisor, maintaining a reflective journal on your experience of using CBT interventions. Summative: Formal assessment: A 4,000 word case formulation report.

All students must have access to work with a patient with a primary diagnosis of anxiety and/or depression, and be under supervision which they must arrange themselves.

Academic Expertise

All our lecturers on the course are practising cognitive behavioural therapists. Also some of our lecturers are active and prolific researchers in the field of cognitive therapies and regularly present at international conferences and publish high impact research.

Learning outcome & aims

1. To provide an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the background, principles, models, and evidence base of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

2. To enable students to enhance their skills and competence in using a range of CBT interventions relevant to working with people experiencing anxiety and depression.

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1-7

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 2

Industry links & professional accreditation

Taught hours on the course and supervised hours in practice can count towards future accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapy.

Work experience and international opportunities


Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


Last year (2014) feedback from the external examiner was; 

“Overall, the course is of high academic standard and it encourages the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for ethical and professional practice within the field of cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies.”

Last year (2014) feedback from students was;

“Excellent! Very, stimulating and encouraging.”
“I felt the teachers were really knowledgeable.”
“The quality of the teaching has been excellent.”
“A very engaging course.”

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

For more information on the course and how to apply please contact:

Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Contact Details

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

Module information: Robin Bailey, Senior Lecturer 01772 893418 Email:




About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839