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Prospective Candidates (2012 Handbook)
Those applying to enrol on the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2) must hold:
- Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
- Either a Society-accredited MSc in Occupational Psychology or have completed the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 1).
Candidates must complete a period of practice as a Trainee Occupational Psychologist, under the supervision of a Chartered Psychologist with Full Membership of the Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.
Candidates must have a Co-ordinating Supervisor for the whole period of their enrolment on the Qualification. Co-ordinating Supervisors must have undergone the Qualification’s Approved Supervisor Training and also be on the Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).
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. This applies to both full-time and part-time MSc courses.
A Society accredited MSc in Occupational Psychology grants exemption from Stage 1. All candidates will be required to complete a minimum of two years' full-time (or the part-time equivalent) of supervised practice under an Approved Supervisor.
You should read all the relevant information before commencing the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2):
- Regulations for the Society's Postgraduate Qualifications (January 2011)
- Candidate Handbook for the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2) (March 2012)
- Study Guide for Independent Candidates (September 2008)
If you have already acquired some post-MSc (or Stage 1) supervised experience under the supervision of a Chartered Psychologist who is a Full Member of the Division of Occupational Psychology and registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist then it may be possible for you to apply for Accreditation of Existing Competence (AEC). You should use the form below which should be submitted with your enrolment documentation:
- AEC Application Guidance Notes
- Application for Accreditation of Existing Competence
- Application for Accreditation of Existing Competence – Entries
- EPC Form for AEC Entries
If you have any queries regarding an AEC application then you should contact the Qualifications Officer.
Candidates need to formally enrol on the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2) using the documentation below:
- Enrolment form
- Guidance notes for Enrolment Form
- Induction Checklist
- Plan of Training
- Guidance notes for PoT
- Co-ordinating Supervisor Contract
Please note that this is a sample contract only. Your potential Co-ordinating Supervisor may have their own version of this 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 Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure (Disclosure Scotland, if resident in Scotland, Access Northern Ireland, if resident in Northern Ireland). If you do not currently hold an Enhanced CRB Disclosure then please contact our Membership Team on +44(0)116 252 9911 who will be able to assist you.
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 Registrar/Chief Supervisor will write to you formally.
If you are not yet enrolled but would like a hard copy of the current Candidate Handbook for the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2) and other relevant documents, there is a nominal charge of £12.00 (inc. VAT). This will be deducted from your enrolment fee upon presentation of a receipt. This fee also applies to enrolled candidates wishing to obtain subsequent copies. Contact the Qualifications Officer, for further details.
The Board will be running a number of training events throughout 2012/2013 for both prospective and enrolled candidates. The first of those events for prospective candidates is about enrolling on the Qualification. There is more information to come, but if you wish to attend the event, complete the registration form and return to the Qualifications Officer.
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