Intro to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Starts Jan, Thu, 19:00-21:00

Adult and Community Learning

The purpose of the course is to teach students how to use basic CBT techniques effectively in their daily lives so that they can lessen the impact of any negative thoughts, beliefs and attitudes they may have. This leads to less stressful, more enjoyable living, which increases their energy and underlying physical, emotional and mental health.


  • Course code:


  • Subject area:

    Wellbeing and Personal Development

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Venue:

    St Albans Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    Generic award - no awarding body

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

Students need to be 19 years old and over to join. You need to be open minded about learning new information about CBT and new CBT experiential techniques. Students need to be willing to do ‘home work’ each week which consists, mainly, of practicing CBT techniques in their daily lives. They may also have to undertake brief internet research or read brief articles about CBT.

Students need to have very little to no prior experience of CBT and would like to learn CBT techniques to manage any negative thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes that may be getting in the way of their achievement in or enjoyment of life.

Students will learn basic CBT techniques which can help them to change their own unhelpful ideas/beliefs/attitudes which hold them back and create unhappiness and stress. Students will learn how to use CBT tools to overcome common emotional problems. Students will learn basic CBT strategies to maximise self-help in order to maintain positive, healthy changes in their attitudes towards themselves and towards life in general.

Assessment through ‘teacher assessment’ of individuals: through answering questions in group discussions, the completion of the assigned exercises in class, participation in exercises, effective completion of the homework through students self-reported use of the techniques that they have learned in the class. Also assessment through ‘peer assessment’ – gathering feedback from their peers/fellow students when working together in the pairs.

Students need to attend regularly, each week, as this course builds upon techniques taught in a sequence. Students need to come with a willingness to learn a new way of thinking about themselves.

During the course, further supportive resources such as books, articles, CDs and websites will be discussed and highlighted.

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  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
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