Cognitive Therapy (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Therapy. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Diploma in Cognitive Therapy is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Therapy course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
There is a growing field that focusing on an individualistic perspective in therapy was not enough, and instead more effort should be made to look at the internalisation of negative thoughts, behaviour and feeling. The American Aaron Beck in the 1960s expanded on the growing Cognitive therapy field which is based on the cognitive model, which states that thoughts, feelings and behaviour are all connected, and that individuals can move toward overcoming difficulties and meeting their goals by identifying and changing unhelpful or inaccurate negative thinking, problematic behaviour, and distressing emotional responses. Therapists work with individuals to identify negative and distorted thoughts, and then begin to change their internal thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
This course examines the historic influence on the modern day development and growing popularity of CT. Initially Beck developed CT to address Depression, and later included anxiety-related disorders.
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is the fundamental foundation for people looking to offer cognitive therapy either via Counselling or Psychotherapy. Many counsellors use a person centred approach, but many are now using cognitive therapy within their sessions.
This course will be a pre-requisite to further studies in this area. The course offers the student great knowledge of the subject areas in which to progress from. The course is a fascinating insight into the world of both cognitive therapy and psychotherapy and asks the students to look inwards as well as outward during their studies.
What Could I Do After Taking This Cognitive Therapy Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become a Counsellor. As a counsellor, you would spend time with people and help them talk about their feelings. To become a counsellor you should be able to build trust and make people feel relaxed. You will need patience and sensitivity. You will be non-judgemental and be able to work with people from all backgrounds.
If you enjoy helping people with their problems and want to make a positive difference to their lives, this could be the perfect job for you. In most cases you would counsel clients on their own and face-to-face, but you could also work with couples, families or groups, or counsel people over the phone or on the internet.
Starting salaries for full-time work are generally between £19,000 and £26,000 a year. With supervisory responsibilities, earnings can reach £30,000 to £40,000 a year. *
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
On completion of the Level 3 Cognitive Therapy course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
Your Cognitive Therapy (Level 3) Course:
The course offers the student great knowledge of the subject areas in which to progress from. The course is a fascinating insight into the world of both cognitive therapy and psychotherapy and asks the students to look inwards as well as outward during their studies.
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- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Cognitive Therapy (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
The Level 3 Cognitive Therapy course is divided into tencomprehensive modules:
- Module 1 – Carl Gustav Jung – Analytic Psychological: Part 1
- Module 2 – Carl Gustav Jung – Analytic Psychological: Part 2
- Module 3 – Sigmund Freud – Psychoanalytical Psychology: Part 1
- Module 4 – Sigmund Freud – Psychoanalytical Psychology: Part 2
- Module 5 – Behaviourism
- Module 6 – Humanistic Psychology
- Module 7 – The Cognitive Approach
- Module 8 – Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky
- Module 9 – Cognition and Therapy
- Module 10 – Social Constructionism
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsMin 16 Years
All Students must be 16 years of age or above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Cognitive Therapy and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Cognitive Therapy course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Cognitive Therapy Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Cognitive Therapy Diploma
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning 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 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC 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.
Possible Career Path
As a counsellor, you would give people time, attention and a safe, confidential environment to help them explore their feelings. People can seek counselling for many reasons, including relationship difficulties, bereavement, or wanting to improve the way they deal with everyday life. It would not be your job to advise your clients what to do, but instead you would encourage them to look at their options and find their own solutions for positive change. You would tend to use one particular theoretical approach to counselling, such as person-centred, humanistic or psychodynamic. You might work with clients with a wide range of issues, or specialise in an area such as eating disorders or addiction. Your work would involve: building a relationship of trust and respect with clients, agreeing on a 'counselling contract' to establish what will be covered in sessions, encouraging clients to talk about the feelings that have made them seek counselling, listening carefully, asking questions and clarifying your understanding of the client’s situation, empathising with the client’s issues, but challenging them when necessary, helping clients to see things more clearly or from different perspectives, referring clients to other sources of help if appropriate, attending regular sessions with your counselling supervisor and keeping confidential records. In most cases you would counsel clients face-to-face on a one-to-one basis, but you could also work with couples, families or groups, or counsel people over the phone or internet.
Find out more about the Job Role for Counsellor .
Another possible career path is that of a Psychotherapist
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Cognitive Therapy home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
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From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
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Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
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About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.
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You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.
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How is this course structured?
The Level 3 Cognitive Therapy course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
Module 1 – Carl Gustav Jung – Analytic Psychological: Part 1
A Swiss born in 1875, he began questioning religion, was highly academic and knew he was destined for great things! He developed tests based on analysis which he used on his patients, which are now precursors to the lie detector tests used today. Jung believed that problems in adults was often related to an ‘old wound’ in the psyche, and by addressing this a person could be healed, but also that some things could never be totally cured. He has influenced a range of issues contributing to psychoanalysis treatment today from using analysis, e.g. of personality and dreams, to understanding the problems due to chemical imbalance in the brain. He also worked with Freud. He was the first therapist to use Art in his work.
Module 2 – Carl Gustav Jung – Analytic Psychological: Part 2
Here we expand on the theories of Jung on the psyche. He talked about the ego, the conscience mind and also about the archetypal unconscious so things like buried or suppressed memories. He wrote about effects of past influences, what a person is born with to present influences of e.g. the mother, gender differences, and sexual inference. He believed that the most important archetype was ‘the self.’ He discusses people lying, white lies and how it is almost impossible not to lie. His work has been useful in modern tests (e.g. the Myers-Briggs Indicator test) that categorise people using characteristic traits. Today, Jung’s theories are as widely acclaimed as they are criticised.
Module 3 – Sigmund Freud – Psychoanalytical Psychology: Part 1
Born almost 20 years before Jung in Czechoslovakia (but raised in Vienna), and the favourite son of his father he accounted this to his confidence. He gained notoriety by his controversial views about the theory of sexuality during the repressive Victorian era. Freud believed that childhood was the foundation stone of development that laid down patterns for the rest of your life. Jung and Freud worked together for years, but then fell out badly due to professional differences.
Module 4 – Sigmund Freud – Psychoanalytical Psychology: Part 2
Freud’s theories were based on there being a conscious or what one is aware of at the present, preconscious (available memories) and unconscious mind. Freud believed that the unconscious is what drives and motivates, and often contains traumas and emotions. He felt that behaviour was shaped by forces over which we have no control. Freud was a medic and he developed many of his theories through his work with patients. Freud often saw his patients sitting on a couch behind them so that his presence did not distract from his analysis of them. Thus Freud started the beginning of cognitive psychotherapy as practiced today
Module 5 – Behaviourism
John B. Watson is the founder of this field of study, and he believed that behaviourism is shaped by environment. He became disillusioned by science being unable to measure the inner mind states, and so developed his own theory asking what conditions in the environment shape our behaviour. Burrhus Skinner developed theories on how subjects responded to or operated in their environment, his famous experiment involved rats pressing a lever when they wanted to be fed (conditional association). Pavlov also did similar research. Further research continued to look at how behaviour is changed and shaped.
Module 6 – Humanistic Psychology
The 1960s saw the freedom of the individual, and rejected that a person was the product of their circumstance and psyche. This type of counselling involves the individual and their experience. Maslow was tired of focus being on the negative aspect of humanity and was more interested in learning from high achievers. He built a model (Hierarch of Needs) of what it is we all need, and what deficits in this cause, and how to rectify problems associated with such lack or at least raise self-actualisation. Maslow believed it was better to live a modest life-style with little, then one of achievement and plenty but which was unhappy. He also believed that instead of simply trying to correct deficiencies, personal growth should be encouraged. Carl Rogers believed that much of our self-worth came from our childhood: parental and societal requirements. We all want a path in life, and when we cannot achieve this we develop issues and problems. Rogers counselled by not finding excuses, but making sure the client was aware of what it was they needed to address, change or adapt as they are the best to judge themself. Discussion also involves theories on the influence of life development by Erik Erikson and Levinson.
Module 7 – The Cognitive Approach
Initially Albert Ellis believed in the psychoanalysis model, but he later changed and started to address irrational beliefs in patients and started to help them adopt rational beliefs. Ellis defined cognition based on perception, awareness and judgment, and thus the way we think determines how we behave, and this is turn affects our health by leading to anxiety, stress and illness. It teaches ways of coping through activities and often prevents relapse. A catalogue of the most common ailments (from panic attacks to eating and personality disorders) are listed, and how the cognitive approach in all its guise can help combat them is discussed.
Module 8 – Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky
Piaget, born in Switzerland, was a structuralist philosopher and a Systems Theorist who started work with his wife by observing his own children. He was the first to talk about schema, how information is filed in our brain. As children develop so these schemas expand, assimilate, accommodate and reach equilibrium. He believed that we know what is right and wrong from an early on. Vygotsky, a Belorussian, believed that culture was the most important part in development, but overlapped much with Piaget though neither knew of each other’s work because of the conflicts between Russia and the West.
Module 9 – Cognition and Therapy
Cognitive psychology is one of the most dominant forms of therapy used in the UK today. It focuses on the mind and how we think. Thoughts can be positive or maladaptive and so it is important that in order to develop a healthy self concept about ourselves, we think positive thoughts. However when we are low and depressed, maladaptive thoughts come to our forethought, and it is this that needs to be tackled, and this is done by using brief therapy. The blame is put not on the individual but on the negative and maladaptive thoughts
Module 10 – Social Constructionism
Social reality arises from the world in which we live. Here we understand and measure the self, to get an idea of how they are functioning in the world. This is turn is linked to self-esteem. Psychometrics is introduced as a valid tool of measurement and analysis. As with all the fields within psychology, great controversy exists such as are the tests and analysis fair for all, for different ages, gender and cultures? So other approaches, such as using case study, or integrating methods and techniques is often the best solution.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Therapy home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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