Taught course

Clinical Neuropsychology Practice

University of Bristol · School of Psychological Science

Entry requirements

The certificate requires you to have a UK Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Educational Psychology (or international equivalent recognised by the BPS) and registration as a clinical or educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. You must also demonstrate that you have completed, or are undertaking, the knowledge component of training competencies (either via QiCN or BPS-accredited courses) relevant to the practice component they wish to undertake (adult or paediatric). The adult version of this certificate is only open to those who hold the adult knowledge dimension (and likewise the paediatric knowledge dimension in the paediatric case).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.

This certificate is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and will support you in developing the practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN). It is for applicants pursuing qualification in adult or paediatric neuropsychology.

In order to accrue relevant clinical experience, it is your responsibility to secure paid employment within a neuropsychology service during your enrolment on the certificate. It is also your responsibility to secure supervision for your work when enrolled on the course. However, we provide additional oversight and support towards developing your case portfolio and ensuring your clinical experience demonstrates the required competencies for entry to the SRCN. This support includes feedback on two written case reports and a practice viva experience. This support is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting portfolio vivas for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).

Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 117 394 1649