- To provide students with a clear understanding of cognitive-behavioural concepts, models and methods
- To develop students’ critical appreciation of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature, on which sound clinical decision making can be based
- To enable students to develop skills in collaborative assessment, formulation and treatment based on empirically validated models.
Programme start date: dependent on modules chosen, typically September/October
Programme Fees 2017-18 fees as:
Home/EU: Fee set by Health Education England
Overseas & Channel Islands: Fee set by Health Education England
View the programme specification document for this course
The diploma is level II accredited by the BABCP. Successful completion of the course provides students with the academic and clinical requirements needed to apply for personal accreditation. Students apply to BABCP independently of the programme.
Most students will be working in a High Intensity IAPT service, and will attend the university for two days a week (Thursdays and Fridays). Students will focus on skills development through a series of applied workshops on Fridays. The programme takes one year to complete, commencing in October.
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Typical entry requirements
You will have a core healthcare profession (as defined by BABCP) or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and attitudes. In addition you will normally have knowledge and experience of CBT.
The admissions process for the PG Dip (IAPT) is normally completed jointly with partner IAPT services. Therefore, as well as meeting the university admissions criteria, you must also meet the service criteria.
Training posts are advertised on NHS jobs and admission to the programme is by application and interview. If you do not have a core profession as defined by BABCP, and are being considered through the KSA route, you must bring a completed KSA portfolio to interview for evaluation by the university KSA assessor. At interview, we will ask you to read a short clinical vignette and then take part in a short role play based on this vignette. Please see BABCP website for information on KSA procedure: http://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/CBP/KSA.aspx
The usual academic entrance requirement is a first degree in psychology, medicine, social work, occupational therapy, nursing, or an equivalent professional qualification, from an approved university, of 2:1 standard or above. If you have a non-degree nursing qualification, this must be equivalent to an undergraduate PG diploma. Experienced mental health professionals who do not meet these entrance requirements may sometimes be individually assessed and considered for admission on a discretionary basis.
International students are required to have the equivalent of a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 in English language prior to starting the programme. (visit www.southampton.ac.uk/international/entry_regs/index.shtml.
The programme requires that you already have certain minimum standards of prior training, including good interpersonal skills, a thorough knowledge of mental health problems, interviewing and general assessment skills, and an understanding of ethical and professional issues in care and treatment. Applications are therefore open primarily to suitably qualified mental health professionals (e.g. Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Mental Health Nurses). If you have a different, but equivalent professional background, you may be considered on an individual basis, through submission of a portfolio of evidence linked to the BABCP 'Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes' criteria.
In cases where the programme team consider that the candidate's performance is compromised by issues that relate to fitness to practise, the policy and procedures laid out in the University Fitness to Practise Policy will be followed.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
Typical course content
CBT for anxiety and depression (IAPT) diploma modules:
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).
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Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). |
|Books||Essential books are listed on the Module Profile under Resources.
Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.|
|Equipment||Recording Equipment-You will need to have access to equipment to (i) video record therapy sessions, and (ii) upload these recordings securely to the University.
All students studying the Level 2 IAPT Diploma IAPT will have their equipment provided. All other students are responsible for providing their own equipment as discussed at interview and in the Student Handbook.|
|Equipment||IT: You will need to have access to equipment to (i) video and audio record therapy sessions, and (ii) upload these recordings securely to the University.
All students studying the Level 2 IAPT Diploma IAPT will have their equipment provided. All other students are responsible for providing their own equipment as discussed at interview and in the Student Handbook. This includes computer discs, software licenses and hardware.
|Printing and copying||In the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations, is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page|
You or your employer (typically the NHS) will be responsible for all costs related to your clinical work. This includes accommodation, insurance, medical insurance, travel costs, immunisation/vaccination costs, disclosure and barring certificates or clearance and translation of birth certificates.
If you are taking supervision modules you are required to become a member of BABCP prior to start of your programme.
|Other||Parking Costs- You or your employer (typically the NHS) will be responsible for all parking costs while at the University.
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.