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Education providers

If you are a provider of an accredited education or training programme, or wish to become one, the documents in the tabs below will be very useful.

Our processes

Our standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Our processes

Our standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Additional Guidance

Our processes

Our standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

For information regarding these documents please contact us.

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Our processes

Our standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Additional Guidance

Our processes

Our standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Our Processes

Our Standards

Self-Evaluatation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Additional Guidance

Our Processes

Our Standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Our Processes

Our Standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Our Processes

Our Standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership Visits

Our Processes

Our Standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Sugested Questions for Partnership Visits

Additional Guidance

Our Processes

Our Standards

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Visit Timetables

Suggested Questions for Partnership VIsits

Guidance for Research and Research Methods

Supplementary guidance for providers of accredited programmes on the roles and contributions of staff

Partnership and Accreditation Committee Annual Reports

 

We accredit undergraduate, conversion and postgraduate courses and training programmes.

The Society's accreditation process is open to all UK providers, and covers provision delivered in the UK and internationally.

At undergraduate level the Society accredits a range of single, joint and combined honours courses leading to eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Conversion courses are intended for graduates with a non-accredited undergraduate degree who wish to obtain GBC.

At postgraduate level, the Society accredits psychology courses relating to the different routes to Chartered Membership of the Society. These include:

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Counselling Psychology

  • Forensic Psychology

  • Educational Psychology

  • Health Psychology

  • Occupational Psychology

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

These areas also correspond with the seven domains of practice regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

We also accredit training programmes in clinical neuropsychology, a post-qualification specialism.

The Society also accredits training programmes designed to prepare people for roles within the wider psychological workforce, including courses for people training to be a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP).

There are a lot of reasons why gaining accreditation can be beneficial both for students and education providers:

  • it is a mark of quality that prospective students and employers understand and value;

  • it gives graduates the opportunity to gain Graduate and/or Chartered Membership of the Society;

  • it keeps open the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities for graduates;

  • it is a high-quality benchmarking process that is defined and delivered in partnership with psychologists and other highly skilled and experienced psychological practitioners;

  • it is aimed at getting the best out of programmes, through promoting psychological science and practice, ensuring quality and providing solution-focused support;

  • it provides a direct opportunity for education providers and students to influence the Society, and its policies for the future.

Providers may use the Society’s ‘accredited’ logo in their promotional and marketing materials, and should contact [email protected] for further information.

Accreditation through partnership is funded through a combination of annual subscriptions, charged to each Department that offers accredited programme(s), and fees to contribute to the costs of undertaking on site visits.

Click here for further information on these fees.

The Society has approved the extension of our existing standards and processes to cover transnational education, i.e. programmes that are delivered by UK institutions outside of the UK.

Accreditation is limited to those UK providers who have successfully graduated at least one cohort of UK students, and to provision that is delivered in the English language.

Providers have been asked to advise the Society of any provision of this kind that is either running currently, or that is in development, so that we can plan our schedule of accreditation visits.

Guidance on accrediting programmes outside of the UK can be found in our Accreditation Documents.

If you are involved in developing provision outside of the UK please contact us for further information.

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