Course format and dates:

Part One (Days 1-3):
Tuesday 19 March – Thursday 21 March 2024
Day 1: 9.55am – 4.30pm
Day 2: 9.25am – 4.00pm
Day 3: 9.25am – 4.00pm

Part Two (Days 4-5):
Wednesday 1 May – Thursday 2 May 2024
Day 4: 9.25am – 4.00pm
Day 5: 9.55am – 4.30pm

Benefits of attending

How will gaining this qualification benefit you and your organisation:

This highly practical course will provide you with the skills and techniques to apply CBT to:

  • support individuals who have, or are at risk of developing, long-term mental health conditions
  • see measurable improvements in employee well-being as a direct result of your efforts

As a result, your organisation will be able to:

  • reduce mental health related sickness absence in the workplace in a cost-effective and speedy way
  • avoid lengthy waiting times for CBT referrals
  • save money on consultancy fees


Who is the course designed for?

Occupational health professionals

The course is designed for occupational physicians and occupational health nurses holding a recognised qualification in occupational health. If you have a recognised OH qualification, please just complete the main booking form, including details of this.

The course is also open to OH professionals who are clinically qualified (eg.RGN), but do not hold a recognised occupational health qualification, who can demonstrate appropriate levels of OH experience and CPD. You will need to complete a supporting application form which can be downloaded below.

Supporting application for occupational health professionals without a recognised occupational health qualification (132k, pdf)


Allied health professionals:

The course is also designed for allied health professionals, who work in an OH setting. At least 50% of your work should be in the field of occupational health, and you’ll also need accreditation (or evidence of working towards this) with a relevant professional organisation. A supplementary application form will need to be completed.

Please email and we will send you the relevant form.


Teaching methods:

Teaching methods are designed to encourage an active approach to learning, and maximise learning outcomes. These include: key lectures delivered by trained and experienced practitioners, discussion, case studies for presentation, skills demonstration, rehearsal and practice, experiential activities, small group work, guidance and supervision, directed and independent study. A one-to-one tutor appointment is offered to each student. These will take place on Days 3 and 4 from 4.00pm-5.00pm, and on day 5 from 8.55am – 9.55am.

No previous knowledge of CBT is assumed.

Course work and assessment:

The structure of the course ensures that knowledge and skills are built up progressively, and work and reading are set between modules to consolidate learning. To qualify for the Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills for OH Professionals, students will need to attend a minimum of 80% of the course and undertake a 3,000 word assignment detailing their experience of using a cognitive/behavioural approach in a case study with a client they have worked with throughout the period of training. Certain activities, such as group work, must also be completed as part of the course in order to aid learning and development. The Certificate will only be awarded to students on the satisfactory completion of the above.


About Brunel University London, Department of Clinical Sciences

This qualification is run with the support of Brunel University London.

Brunel University London’s College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences runs the NMC accredited Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) for entry on Part 3 of the NMC register for three pathways namely OH, Health Visiting and School Nursing. Part 3 registration is sought by many OH employers. The College prides itself on delivering high quality professional and public health education in line with the University’s mission “to bring benefit to society through excellence in education, research and knowledge transfer”.

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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PGDip and MSc
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing BSc


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