University of Plymouth
3 years (full-time)
Administration email:[email protected]
Who can apply:
We do not accept applicants who have not yet graduated
GBC required at the time of application
Completed a degree in Psychology, or other degree plus a conversion course (at diploma or Masters level)
A minimum of 12 months clinical experience is required
Please see the Entry Requirements section of our website for details of our preferred experience
Home fees status only: you must complete the relevant information about your residence status in your application
We do not accept International applicants
We do not have any additional tests as part of short-listing
Whilst we welcome applications from people with disabilities, we do not apply the Disability Confident Scheme
Please provide a document confirming your GBC status, plus:
- Undergraduate degree TRANSCRIPT
- Conversion course TRANSCRIPT (if completed)
This course does not accept prior learning (APEL)
This course is accredited by:
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Association of Family Therapy (AFT) Level 1 (Intermediate level option)
- Seeking BABCP Level 1 course accreditation
Approach and theories
Our five core themes
- Psychological approaches and models of intervention
- Core competence for clinical psychology
- The Person in Context – Lifespan development frameworks
- Psychological Problems: Distress, Coping, Risk and Resilience
- Personal and Professional Development
Models and theories
- Cognitive-behavioural, including third wave models such as ACT and CFT.
- Community Psychology
- Clinical Leadership
Clinical Placements are located in Cornwall., Plymouth, and South Devon, a trainee will be allocated to a placement area and carry out their placements in that area for the three years of the course, this may be varied under special circumstances.
Many placements within the South West require travel to locations that are not accessible by public transport so the ability to travel independently is essential. Reasonable adjustments will be made for trainees with disabilities affecting driving.
Trainees advance and develop their clinical skills through supervised clinical experience. There are three distinct periods of clinical practice - one in each year of training - each of which is preceded by a period of academic teaching and interspersed with academic days in Plymouth or locally-based distance teaching events. Travel expenses are paid for attendance, and accommodation is provided for those trainees in more distant geographical locations.
Trainees are visited on placement by their Clinical Tutors and also have facilitated small group tutorials with their trainee peers. Clinical Tutors work with trainees and their supervisors to ensure that the appropriate range and depth of clinical experience are obtained on each placement. In addition, clinical tutors provide pastoral support.
12th July 2023