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School of Environment, Education and Development

Arthur Lewis and Humanities Bridgeford Street Buildings
DEdChPsy Educational and Child Psychology
Professional full-time training for educational psychologists.

DEdChPsy Educational and Child Psychology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2018

Academic entry qualification overview

You must have one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology at 2:1 or above
  • Conversion course conferring eligibility for GBC (see below)
  • Psychology-based Master's degree at Merit or above

You must also be eligible for the British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). If you want to know more about conversion courses or your eligibility for GBC, please contact:

The British Psychological Society:


Tel: +44 (0)116 2549568

If the qualification that grants you eligibility for GBC isn't from the UK or Ireland, you'll need to provide your British Psychological Society membership number when you apply.

You must have a minimum of 1 year full-time experience of working with children and young people within:

  • education
  • health
  • social care
  • youth justice
  • a childcare or community setting

Full time means 37 hours a week, or the equivalent if part time.

This can be made up of either:

  • all paid employment
  • at least 9 months' full-time paid employment (or the equivalent if part time) and the equivalent of 3 months' relevant voluntary experience

You must be eligible to work in England for the duration of the course and for at least 2 years afterwards. If you're uncertain of your status, please contact UK Visas and Immigration for advice:

You must be a UK resident. If you're a non-UK applicant, you must be living in the UK at the time of application and be able to provide proof of residency. If you intend to come to the UK to train, you're not eligible.

English language

You must have a good command of written and spoken English. If your first language isn't English, you must provide recent evidence that you meet the required standard. The only acceptable English qualification for the course is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic. An overall grade of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each of the sub tests, is required. Candidates whose first language is not English must provide an IELTS certificate - minimum score 7 overall with 7 in each section.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other entry requirements

Please note:  Selection for the programme is based strictly upon the Trainee Psychologist Person Specification in the 2018 programme information document below. Please make sure you read the full specification before applying.