Blended Learning Programme

QQI Level 9 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The aim of this award is to equip practitioners with an up-to-date, cutting edge training in CBT as one approach to helping others.

  • Award: This programme is a Minor Award validated by QQI at level 9 on the NFQ.

  • Cost: €945.00

    • A €285.00 deposit can be paid to secure your place on this course, with the balance due before the course commences.
  • Dates: Starting 18th September 2022

  • Structure: 5 Sundays from 09.00am to 5.00pm

  • Language requirement: 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. For more information please click HERE

Introduction

The programme consists of four full teaching days, plus a half day tutorial. Learners have eight months to complete their practice work, and should be working/volunteering in a supportive capacity 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.

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. For more information please click HERE

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.

2022 Dates

  • Sunday September 18th [Onsite]
  • Sunday October 9th [Online]
  • Sunday November 6th [Onsite]
  • Sunday November 27th [Online]
  • Sunday 11th December (Tutorial ½ day) [Online]

Time

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm on each teaching day

Who Should Apply

  • 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.

Award

  • This programme is a Minor Award validated by QQI at level 9 on the NFQ.

Cost

  • €945.00
  • A €285.00 deposit can be paid to secure your place on this course, with the balance due before the course commences.

Course Structure

  • The programme consists of four full teaching days, plus a half day tutorial spread out over four months. Learners have eight months to evidence completion of the workplace learning requirements of the programme, and should be working/volunteering in a supportive/helping role. Learners will engage in both theoretical and practical training in CBT (considering both Ellis/Beck). The programme is highly interactive, and utilises a variety of teaching and learning methods.

Assessment

  • Learners are required to submit a case study where CBT has been integrated into their supportive work with clients in a workplace setting. Learners should critically evaluate CBT and their application of it to the work they are doing with clients. The use of outcome measures will inform the learners evaluation of their practice.
  • Learners on this programme are required to evidence 33 hours of work based practice with clients over 8 months. A log of hours completed and a supervisor’s report must be submitted at the end of the programme. Learners must complete supervision at a minimum ratio of 1:20. Supervisors contracts to do this work must be suitably qualified to supervise.

Venue

  • IICP College, Killinarden Enterprise Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24 [For classroom inputs]
  • Online via Moodle & Zoom [For online inputs]
  • Click here for map and directions
  • This programme will be delivered in a blended learning formatting including both classroom and online inputs.

Getting Started

Please note due to the current Covid -19 restrictions, our office team are working remotely. Therefore we would encourage you to apply online for speedy process of your application. Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘Validated & Accredited Courses’, then select ‘QQI Level 9 Certificate in CBT 2022 – Autumn Intake’ and complete the form.

Online Application Form

If you have any trouble at any stage of the application please click here to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Why attend this QQI minor award?

  • Of interest to suitably qualified helping professions with an interest in integrating CBT into their practice.
  • Excellent facilitator – creative, engaging and dynamic

  • Examine the theoretical underpinnings to CBT.

  • Foster capacity to integrate CBT interventions into Professional Practice.

About the Programme Facilitator

Paula Lawlor
Paula Lawlor CPD Facilitator
MA, Dip. REBT.
Paula is an Organisational Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Paula holds both a BA and MA Degree in Psychology and a professional qualification in REBT (the first form of CBT). She studied under Windy Dryden (Prof. of Counselling, Goldsmiths College, University of London) and has been in private practice for 21 years. Paula is a founding member of the Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ICBT) and currently holds the position of Director of Professional Affairs.