Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

IICP Education & Training

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The programme consists of four full teaching days, plus a half day tutorial spread out over four months. Learners have eight months to complete their clinical work, and should be practicing therapists upon application. Learners will engage in both theoretical and practical training in CBT (considering both Ellis and Beck). The programme is highly interactive, and utilises a variety of teaching and learning methods.

Blended Learning Delivery
This programme is delivered via Blended Learning. It consists of both onsite classroom based teaching inputs, and live online teaching inputs, as well as at your own pace teaching and learning activities on our Virtual Learning Platform, Moodle. For onsite inputs, learners attend our campus in Tallaght, and for online inputs, learners utilise Zoom and Moodle, which involve students and their lecturer logging into our online learning platform Moodle and use the online portal Zoom™ simultaneously.

Zoom™ provides and integrative online environment for students and Lecturers to interact and engage in the learning. This platform facilitates discussion polls, sharing of slides, videos resources and much, much more.

To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful.

All of our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and ss best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!

Student benefits and support
As this award is conferred at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), it evidences the rigour required for a quality programme of learning. The dynamic mix of theory, skills, and clinical work ensures learners grow academically, professionally, personally and interpersonally within frameworks that are on the cutting edge of best practice.

Subjects taught

Learners will engage in both theoretical and practical training in CBT (considering both Ellis and Beck). The programme is highly interactive, and utilises a variety of teaching and learning methods.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
• A Minimum of a Level 8 Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy or a Similar Level 8 Degree in the allied Helping/Supporting Professions (Counselling, Psychotherapy, Social Care, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Teaching etc.).
• If English is your second language you are required to submit an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) cert at Level 6.5, or equivalent.

Applicants are required to evidence attainment of Level 8 in counselling and/or psychotherapy or a cognate discipline, or equivalent. Applicants are required to be able to demonstrate relevant experience in working with people in a responsible and caring role. Applicants must be in a work setting or role which will provide them with opportunities to implement their learning from this module, such as paid or voluntary work within the helping professions, counselling support services and /or project / community work.

Application dates

Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.


14 April [Classroom]
28 April [Classroom]
12 May [Online]
26 May [Onsite]
09 June [Online]

This programme will be delivered in a blended learning formatting including both classroom and online inputs.

Enrolment dates

Dates: Starting 14th April 2024

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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