Our examinations and qualifications are intended for independent candidates who are not attached to accredited postgraduate training courses and wish to take an independent approach to learning.
Candidates and their supervisors will need to make appropriate arrangements for access to academic facilities and support throughout the period of training. This may involve arranging library access at local universities and might include buying into modules of training courses.
Supported by events, workshops and supervision, candidates undertake a high standard of training to become eligible for Chartered Membership and eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration.
Candidates enrolled for the Society’s independent route qualifications must ensure that they have appropriate professional liability insurance.
What qualifications do we offer?
We currently offer qualifications in the following areas:
- Clinical neuropsychology
- Counselling psychology
- Educational psychology (Scotland)
- Forensic psychology
- Health psychology
- Occupational psychology (for those based in the UK)
- Occupational psychology (for those based outside the UK)
- Sport and exercise psychology
If you are an applicant from outside the UK you need to ensure that you meet the requirement to enrol for one of our qualifications.
Guidelines and notices for all candidates
The Society has provided guidelines for candidates with dyslexia which can be downloaded here. We also have guidelines for your Supervisors and Employers and for Assessors.
- Guidelines for candidates dyslexia
- Guidelines for supervisors and placement providers for candidates with dyslexia
- Guidelines for assessors of candidates with dyslexia
- Complaints policy
Download information on the Refund of Qualification Fees.
Contact the Qualifications Team
Team phone: +44 (0)116 252 9505
Team fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314
Email: [email protected]
The British Psychological Society
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