Holbeck College

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Study the world's leading evidence-based psychotherapy.

Study time
10 hours

Level 2

Start date
20 July 2024


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the gold standard of psychotherapy because of its proven effectiveness in improving mental health and wellbeing. In this introductory course, you will learn about the core concepts, theories and skills used in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

CBT is a dynamic and evidence-based framework that empowers individuals to understand, navigate, and ultimately reshape the intricate interplay between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. At its core, CBT is a collaborative journey of self-discovery and growth, offering invaluable insights and practical tools to enhance mental wellbeing.

CBT operates on the fundamental premise that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are interconnected. It acknowledges that the way we think about situations can significantly impact how we feel and how we subsequently behave. Through CBT, you'll embark on a journey to identify automatic thoughts, challenge negative or distorted thinking patterns, and reframe your cognitive processes to cultivate a more balanced and constructive mindset.

Throughout this course, you'll delve into the core principles of CBT, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its techniques and applications. From comprehending the cognitive model to unravelling the intricacies of the therapeutic relationship, you'll be equipped with a holistic perspective on CBT's transformative capabilities.

What You'll Gain:

The course comes with a comprehensive handbook as well as downloads and worksheets.

About Level 2

Level 2 is an introductory level qualification suitable for all. They typically do not require prior experience and will take 6-12 weeks to complete based on studying one module per week. See the course description for information specific to this course.


"It is truly one of the best structured and most beautifully taught courses here! It's clear and straight to the point, that's why you will really remember what you've been learning during the course! I love it and I highly recommend it!" Joanna Saric
"Very good overview of CBT. Also a good repetition and summary if you have done similar courses before. Thanks Chris for that variety of subjects." Norbert Lender
"The content is amazing and easy to grasp. The lectures are not too long with only essential information allowing you to keep focused." Bronwen Thomas

Meet your instructor

Chris Worfolk

Chris is a psychologist and teacher. He holds an MSc in Psychology (Conversion) from Leeds Beckett University and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.

Chris is the author of multiple books including Do More, Worry Less. He ie the founder the of mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and is co-owner of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic.

What you will achieve

Completing the course will earn you a Level 2 Award in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy awarded by Holbeck College and accredited by the International Association of Therapists. You will receive a digital certificate.

Employers and other educational institutions will be able to validate your qualification using our online validation tool.

Here is an example certificate from our Level 1 Counselling Concepts course.

Example certificate


This course is available via our on-demand platform. You can learn at your own pace but you will have access to your tutor if you have any questions or need additional support. Have some questions before joining the course? Reach out via the contact us page.

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  • Self-paced

    Work at your own pace using our virtual learning environment.

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  • Accredited

    Evidence-based courses approved by CPD bodies.

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Why study CBT?

Studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be incredibly beneficial for professionals in a wide range of fields. CBT is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Learning and teaching

Our course is delivered entirely online through a variety of engaging and interactive materials, including instructional videos, informative readings, thought-provoking worksheets, and practical exercises. This means that you can work through the course at your own pace, and access the materials whenever and wherever it suits you.


As part of our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course, we offer a comprehensive assessment program to help you track your progress and evaluate your understanding of the material. Our assessments are delivered through a series of multiple-choice exams. These exams are carefully crafted to test your knowledge of key concepts and practical applications of CBT, ensuring that you have a thorough understanding of the subject matter before moving on to the next module.

Career opportunities

Our Level 2 is the perfect place to start when learning Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It will give you all of the fundamental skills you need to study CBT further.