South Wales

Affiliated with Cardiff University, School of Psychology

Course code:


Course length:

3 years (full-time)


029 2087 0582

Administration email:

[email protected]

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Who can apply:

We do not accept applicants who have not yet completed their undergraduate degree.
Applicants taking a conversion course route must complete this course before applying.


Minimum 2:1 in an undergraduate degree that conveys eligibility for GBC.
OR  a conversion course at 2:1 (merit) or 1st class (distinction) level that conveys eligibility for GBC plus a minimum 2:1 in an undergraduate degree.


A minimum of 9 months experience in a healthcare and/or research setting relevant to clinical psychology.
Some of this experience must be direct work with a relevant client-population.


You must have Home Fee Status and eligibility for employment by the NHS at the start of the programme.


We do not have any additional tests prior to invitation to interview.

All candidates invited to interview will be asked to sit a written test in addition to the interview.


We do not currently participate in the Disability Confident employer scheme.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities who meet the entry requirements for the programme.

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)
  • Any other Postgraduate degree TRANSCRIPT (if completed)
  • If the transcript for your GBC course (undergrad or conversion) does not give a final overall percentage grade, please provide a letter from the course giving this grade

Professional accreditation

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – level 1 CBT accreditation. 
  • Association of Family Therapy (AFT) – Foundation level accreditation. 
  • Neuropsychology training on our programme can be used to meet some of the foundation requirements for entry onto further post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology. 

Approach and theories

  • Cognitive-Behavioural, including third wave models. 
  • Systemic. 
  • Neuropsychology.

Placement locations

The South Wales course covers six Health Boards (Aneurin Bevan, Cardiff and Vale, Cwm Taf Morgannwg, Hywel Dda, Powys and Swansea Bay).

We have a regional placement model. Trainees are allocated to one of the six Health Boards for the first two years of training. They may request an elective placement in a different Health Board for their final year if they wish.

Trainees are asked to submit Health Board preferences when they are shortlisted for interview. Successful candidates will be informed which Health Board they have been allocated when they are offered a place on the programme.

In more rural areas of Wales, use of public transport may be difficult and time consuming so it may be helpful for trainees to have their own transport.

Trainee preferences, health conditions and carer responsibilities are taken into account as much as is possible when allocating placements but we cannot guarantee to meet all requests.

Last updated:

22nd June 2023