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Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) (Stage 2)

The Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) is an independent route to completion of stage 2 training for those who are employed as educational psychologists (probationers).

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
Start date Flexible
Cost These fees will be paid directly by the Scottish government.

This doctoral level qualification will enable you to train flexibly within a structured and supportive framework.

After completing this qualification you'll be able to apply for Chartered Membership of the BPS, full membership of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology, and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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:

  • consultation
  • assessment
  • intervention
  • training
  • 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 consult the Candidate Handbook.

The first step is to consult 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.

For more information please contact [email protected]

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:

Enrolment Forms

Your enrolment application documents should be submitted electronically via Hightail.

As part of your electronic enrolment you must ensure:

  • That all the documents are signed with an electronic signature (scanned and inserted) and not typed
  • Certificates are authenticated copies.  By authenticated copy we mean a photocopy/scanned version that has been signed on by your co-ordinating supervisor with a written statement to confirm they have seen the true copy
  • The enhanced DBS is full scan of pages 1 and 2
  • All documents are enclosed in a zipped folder labelled with your name, membership number and qualification you are enrolling on

Handbooks and Regulations


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