Salomons - CCCU

Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Psychology and Life Sciences | Faculty of Science, Engineering and Social Sciences

Course code:


Course length:

3 years (full-time)


01227 927075

Administration email:

[email protected]
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Who can apply:

We consider current undergraduates if they can provide their final overall degree classification before 3 June 2024


2.2 and above
Those with a 2:2 require a Masters level qualification with an average score above 65%


Minimum of 12 months clinical experience (or equivalent part-time)


Applicants must have home fees status and have the right to work in the UK


We have two online multiple-choice short-listing tests on 10 February 2024


We are not part of the Disability Confident scheme but have experience of supporting trainees with a wide range of disabilities through training.

Please see our Selection Procedure page for information about reasonable adjustments at the testing and interview stage.

Document requirements:

Please provide a document confirming your GBC status, plus:

  • Undergraduate degree TRANSCRIPT
  • Conversion course TRANSCRIPT (if completed)
  • Any other Masters degree TRANSCRIPT (if completed)
  • Full UK-valid driving licence

If you have a disability that prevents you from driving please email Salomons for guidance.

  • Undergraduate degree TRANSCRIPT
  • Conversion course TRANSCRIPT (if completed)
  • Any other Masters degree TRANSCRIPT (if completed)
  • Full UK-valid driving licence

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by:

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Association of Family Therapy for a Foundation Level in Systemic Therapy 

The length of the Programme cannot be reduced through the accreditation of prior learning or experience.

Approach and theories

The Salomons programme has teaching in the following approaches:

  • Family Systems and Systemic Approaches
  • Cognitive-behavioural, including "third wave" models
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychology 
  • Critical Psychology
  • Diversity, Difference and Social Inclusion
  • Community Psychology
  • Lifespan development

The Programme places significant importance on the value of exposing trainees to a diversity of therapeutic models.  To this end, trainees receive the opportunity for a breadth of experience to understand the theoretical and research underpinnings, and the practical application, of several mainstream psychological models (lifespan developmental, cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic, systemic and community). The programme also has accreditation from the Association of Family Therapy, so there is an option for some trainees to achieve a Foundation (non-practicing level) in Systemic Therapy over the course of the training.  

In addition, the Programme gives high priority to providing trainees with frameworks to help them work in multi-cultural communities and to develop culturally sensitive ways of delivering psychological services.

Placement locations

The Salomons programme offers placements across Kent, East Sussex and South East London.

Services in the region are spread across a wide geographical area covering both inner city urban, and rural settings. They include well developed community-based services, as well as highly specialist national services. A very extensive and diverse range of placements exist in terms of therapeutic models, client groups, socially and culturally diverse populations and service settings.

Placement Planning

Placements are arranged by the programme staff in conjunction with Trust colleagues. Training needs, background experience, and trainee’ interests are taken into account in the allocation of all placements.  

Travel to Placement

We are aware that long travel times to placement are not ideal, and therefore try to allocate trainees to placements that are as close to their homes as possible. However, as the Salomons programme covers such a large geographical area, trainees are often required to travel long distances to placement and many placements require trainees to travel around the community to visit clients, other team bases, etc.  

To manage this, possession of a full driving licence and unrestricted use of a car or motorcycle for work purposes is essential, subject to reasonable adjustments in respect of any disability. The Programme’s expectation is that trainees will be responsible for making suitable transport arrangements to arrive at their placement base by 9.00am and to undertake any travel required by their work while on placement.

Applicants with health conditions, disabilities or carer responsibilities

We very much welcome applicants with disabilities and caring responsibilities, and trainees will have these needs prioritised when allocating their placement.

Last updated:

15th August 2023