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Information for course providers

Accreditation through partnership is the process by which the Society works with education providers to ensure that quality standards in education and training are met by all course and training programmes on an ongoing basis.

We focus on working collaboratively with education providers and their stakeholders, and take an interactive approach to planning visit agendas. This leads to better dialogue with programmes and departments about the relationship they wish to have with the Society.

Our approach is based on partnership rather than on policing. With this in mind, we work hard to reduce the administrative burden associated with the accreditation process. We emphasise streamlining and rely upon existing documentation and education providers’ established internal monitoring. This promotes a spirit of supportive enquiry.

Accreditation through partnership focuses on promoting psychology as a science and on the development of transferable skills to enhance graduate employability.

Psychologist wellbeing practitioner training

Psychologist wellbeing practitioner training is accredited by a separate process maintained jointly by the British Psychological Society and the NHS’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. For more information, go to the psychological wellbeing practitioner accreditation section.

BPS accredited course logo

Accredited courses and training programmes may use the ‘Accredited by the British Psychological Society' logo to use on their course and promotional materials.

This logo is only to be used by programmes that are accredited by the Society and must not be used by programmes that are not accredited or are in the process of seeking accreditation.

Please contact the Partnership and Accreditation Team for a copy of the accredited logo and guidance on its use.