These are the most common questions we get asked about the application process for educational psychology training.
The entire application process takes place online. However, if you have a disability which means you cannot complete an application online, please contact us and we will provide with you with an alternative version.
Candidates with a 2:2 may still be considered, dependent on further academic qualifications and high-quality experience. Please contact the training providers you are interested in applying to directly to find out what their exact entry requirements are.
The following 12 training providers will be offering places in 2013/14
The application system will go live on 6 November 2012.
The application deadline is 5pm on 11 January 2013.
At present the doctorate is a full-time, three-year course. For Teaching Agency funded trainees this is a five-year commitment as you will be expected to work as an educational psychologist for a minimum of two years after qualifying in England.
Yes, you can select up to three universities within one application.
If your degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to give you eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and you are ordinarily resident in the UK, you can apply. If you are uncertain whether your degree is accredited by the BPS, please check with them directly.
Applicants are required to have UK residency at the time of applying and need to be able to attend interviews in person. You should also be permitted to work during years two and three of the course and for an additional two years following completion of the course. For more information on obtaining UK residency please visit the Home Office website.
The application process takes place online, which means you can submit your application from anywhere in the world. However, it is a requirement that if you are shortlisted, you must attend the interview in person.
No. A teaching qualification is no longer obligatory, although knowledge and experience of the UK education system is expected.
In 2012, there were 795 applications for 120 funded training places. Please note that we cannot advise how to increase your chances of being successful as we do not shortlist applications.
The Teaching Agency does not provide careers advice. Please visit the BPS website for more information regarding other careers and available courses within psychology.
The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.
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