Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Psychology and be eligible for the GBC at the time of application (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) of the British Psychological Society. Prospective students need to provide evidence of their eligibility for the GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) of the British Psychological Society.
At the time of application, you must have a minimum of 1 year full-time experience of working with children and young people within:
- Social care
- Youth justice
- A childcare or community setting
Full time means 37 hours a week, or the equivalent if part time. This can be made up of either:
- All paid employment
- At least 9 months’ full-time paid employment (or the equivalent if part time) and the equivalent of 3 months’ relevant voluntary experience.
In parallel to its function as an approved training programme, the App Ed and Child Psy D programme is a postgraduate research degree. Applicants will therefore need to demonstrate their academic and research competence, and their interest in psychological and educational research.
Language competence significantly in excess of the University's standard English language requirements is necessary. Candidates need to demonstrate sophisticated written and oral English language competence within a wide range of registers which ensure that they are capable of accurate and subtly nuanced communication with the wide range of service users, commissioners and colleagues with whom they need to engage during their practice as trainee educational psychologists.
Only those international students who are from EEC member states and are usually resident within the UK are eligible for places on the programme.