The Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) (QEP(S)) offers the independent route to completion of stage 2 training for those who are employed as educational psychologists (probationers).
Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) (Stage 2)
|Duration||1 year minimum (or part-time equivalent)|
|Enrolment (entry) requirements||Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership
BPS accredited MSc in Educational Psychology from a Scottish university
|Fees||£1,323.60 (£1,103.00 plus VAT)|
This doctoral level qualification will enable you to train flexibility, within a structured and supportive framework.
Successful completion of the QEP(S) leads to eligibility for Chartered membership with the Society, full membership of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology, and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, the statutory regulator for practitioner psychologists in the UK.
The Qualification requires you to undertake a minimum of one year of structured supervised practice (or the part-time equivalent) at doctoral level.
Your supervised practice will build upon the academic components of your MSc and provide you with opportunities to develop the skills required to become an educational psychologist as well as to demonstrate competence across the five core Currie functions:
- research across differing levels of intervention
You will undertake your supervised practice (Plan of Training) with the support of your Co-ordinating Supervisor, Workplace Supervisor (if appropriate), the Educational Psychology (Scotland) Qualifications Board and a designated Qualifications Administrator.
For details on how to find a Co-ordinating Supervisor, please, see the Candidate Handbook
The first step is to read the Candidate Handbook and make sure that you fulfil the entry requirements of the qualification.
Once you have secured supervisory support, the next step is to complete the required enrolment and/or application forms and submit them to the Qualifications Office.
These forms can all be found on the Forms and Handbooks tab.
Our Candidate Handbook will guide you through the process of enrolment and provide tips on how to complete the relevant forms.
Since the QEP(S) is a flexible qualification, it does not formally close for applications and you are welcome to apply either by post or electronically at a time convenient for you.
The formal assessment of the QEP(S) is usually conducted at the end of the probationary year by means of a portfolio of competence.
There is no set assessment schedule for this qualification although you will be expected to register for assessment in advance.
Please use the links below to download the requisite forms and handbooks:
Handbooks and Regulations
Phone: +44 (0)116 252 9505
Email: [email protected]
The British Psychological Society
St Andrews House
48 Princess Road East