The Division of Occupational Psychology exists to promote the professional interests of occupational psychologists and to support the development of psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
Accredited CoursesShow content
Taking a BPS accredited Course is necessary if you wish to pursue a career in psychology or in the wider psychological workforce.
This page will help you find an accredited course and learn more about becoming a psychologist.
Career in Occupational PsychologyShow content
Occupational Psychology is the application of the science of psychology to work.
Occupational psychologists develop, apply and evaluate a range of tools and interventions across many different areas of the workplace, including:
- Leadership, motivation and engagement
- Learning, training and development
- Psychological assessment
- Wellbeing at work
- Work design, organisational change and development
Occupational psychologists use psychological theories and approaches to deliver tangible benefits by enhancing the effectiveness of organisations and developing the performance, motivation and wellbeing of people in the workplace.
Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2)Show content
The Qualification in Occupational Psychology (QOP) (Stage 2) is the independent route to training as an occupational psychologist. It enables you to undertake your training while you are working in the field and acquiring valuable practical experience in a range of settings.
The Society provides resources and information to help further your career in psychology on its Become a Psychologist page.
The information on offer includes details and advice about: