Prospective candidates

Am I eligible

Those applying to enrol on the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) Stage 2 must hold the following:

  • Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • A Society accredited MSc in Educational Psychology from a Scottish University (i.e. Strathclyde or Dundee)

Candidates must complete a period of practice as an Educational Psychologist (Probationer), under the supervision of a Chartered Psychologist with Full Membership of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology (SDEP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Educational Psychologist, who is willing to act as their Co-ordinating Supervisor.

Accredited Services may appoint a day-to-day supervisor (a workplace supervisor) in addition to the Co-ordinating Supervisor.  Workplace supervisors must be an HCPC Registered Educational Psychologist.

Candidates must have a Co-ordinating Supervisor (CoS) for the whole period of their enrolment on the Qualification.  The CoS must also be on the Society's Register of Supervisors or be willing to undertake the training as soons as possible.

All candidates will be required to complete a minimum of one year's full-time (or part-time equivalent) of supervised practice under an 'Approved Supervisor'.  Details of who is an 'Approved Supervisor' can be found on the supervisors' page.

The total period of training, including time spent on the MSc and supervised practice must be a minimum of three years full-time or the part-time equivalent.

Relevant documentation is available through the Candidate Handbook.  You should read all the relevant information before commencing on the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) Stage 2.

You should also read the following documents before commencing on the Qualification:

How do I enrol?

Candidates need to formally enrol on the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) Stage 2 using the following documents:

       This is a sample contract only. Your potential Co-ordinating Supervisor may have their own form of contract.

In addition to the above you will also need to provide the following with your application to enrol:

  • Proof of stage 1 (i.e. your MSc)
  • Enhanced disclosure Scotland
  • Fees

Please ensure that you send all the relevant information to ensure that your application to enrol is completed as quickly as possible.

Once your application has been approved the Chief Supervisor/Registrar will write to you formally.

Work place evidence

Below are the documents required for submission: 

Candidates must submit one electronic copy (pdf format) of all documentation via the Society’s drop box.

In accordance with the Postgraduate Regulations for Society Qualifications, the Qualifications Officer will not amend any submissions.

The assessment of submissions take approximately three months and you will be informed in writing of the outcome of your assessment.

Submission dates

The qualification is a flexible training route and you can submit for assessment once you have completed 12 months supervised practice.  However, all candidates must complete the Registration Form for Assessment and send this to the Qualifications Officer, one month in advance of their intended submission date with payment.


All fees are reviewed annually and cover specific enrolment periods. Current fees can be found on the fee sheet.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

It is a legal requirement that anyone who wishes to practice using a title protected by the HCPC is on their register. For more information visit the HCPC website.

The website has documents that trainees may find useful. In particular the section pertaining to brochures available to the students.  

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