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Educational and Child Psychology

This professional training course will give you the skills, competencies and HCPC registration required to practise as an educational psychologist. We teach you the theory and support your practice, so you'll be well prepared for your future career.

Entry requirements

  • Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC). This will be a good honours degree in psychology, or equivalent, recognised by the British Psychological Society as giving GBC.
  • Relevant knowledge and experience of working with children within educational, childcare or community settings. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have developed skills from their experience that are relevant to working as an Educational Psychologist and show how they have been able to apply their knowledge of psychology gained through first degrees.
  • An absolute minimum of one years experience of working with children is required at the time of applying, but applicants should be aware that those who are successful in being shortlisted have usually secured several years experience
  • For students whose first language is not English, the School requires an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each component), or equivalent. Please visit the webpage below for further details

Other than the above requirements we do not give accreditation to applicants for prior learning at the point of selection and course entry, however, it is possible for Trainees to negotiate some changes to their school practice placement in Year 1 depending on their prior experience in educational settings.

Course modules

This programme is non-modular, but will include: Developmental Psychology; Assessment and Intervention; The Education of Children with Additional Needs; Group Training for Support Staff; Professional Issues and over 300 days of supervised professional practice placements.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes essays, practical work folders and a dissertation including research portfolio.


Home fees are TBC. Please contact the department.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Doctor of Practice Full-time September 2018 3 Years

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