The programme is taught over four modules which total 120 Masters level credits which equates to a postgraduate diploma.
The programme aims to equip trainees to become skilled CBT therapists who are suitably trained to apply for provisional Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBP) accreditation with the BABCP. However, accreditation is an individual process and is not guaranteed by having successfully completed the programme. The programme assesses academic and clinical competence throughout the programme and utilises the outcome of these assessments to contribute to the clinical portfolio.
The clinical portfolio is a 'live' document that is continually contributed to throughout the 12 month programme. The portfolio consists of eight completed assessment and treatment reports, three of which meet the criteria for closely supervised cases (a minimum of five hours of client contact and five hours of clinical supervision), four supervisor report forms (two completed within six months and the remaining two at the end of the programme), six self-rated CTS-R forms, evidence of reflection on CBT literature and evidence of reflective analysis of treatment sessions.