Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

All OCTC Postgraduate Courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are run in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education.  Our new programme provides an accessible and flexible format of CBT training, well suited to the needs of contemporary mental health practitioners, whilst maintaining the 'gold-standard' delivered over the past two decades.

Course Lead: Dr Sarah Rakovshik

Applications closing dates:

22 January 2021, 12 noon

14 May 2021, 12 noon

18 June 2021, 12 noon

9 July 2021, 12 noon *** For HEE funded applicants only***


Further information is now available on the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website

Having successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in CBT or the Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced CBT, you can apply to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT.  To complete this, you will take one of the courses not taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate: Complex Presentations; Psychological Trauma; Psychosis and Bipolar; Supervision and Training. For further information on BABCP accreditation of the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, please see their website.

Application to the PG Diploma in CBT can only be made on successful completion of a PGCert.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy builds on credits obtained in the Postgraduate Certificate. Applicants to this award must therefore have already completed, or currently be completing, the Postgraduate Certificate in CBT, or Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced CBT.
Returning students should apply via the Graduate Admissions webpage for this course. Current Certificate students should contact the course team for information on how to apply.