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. Applicants must also have demonstrated 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 vice versa in the paediatric case).
Months of entry
Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.
The certificate provides support in developing your clinical practice portfolio so that you can demonstrate competency to practice as a clinical neuropsychologist and gain entitlement to enter the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. As this is the first year we are offering this course, it is awaiting BPS accreditation. The certificate can support applicants pursuing a 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 Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. This support includes discussion of case formats and patient cases, and help in managing supervisions. This support is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting portfolio vivas for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).
Please see the School of Psychological Science website for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Charlotte Powell