This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and, upon completion, provides students with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as Forensic Psychologists in the UK. The course is designed to be placement based, with various workshops for students as well as clinical and academic supervision.
Each student will be allocated both a clinical supervisor and an academic supervisor – at least one of these supervisors will be an appropriately qualified and experienced Forensic Psychologist.
Employability & Careers
The purpose of the PG Dip in Practitioner Forensic Psychology is to allow students to progress on from Masters level study towards Practitioner status, thereby boosting their employability. At the end of the program, successful students can apply to the HCPC to be registered as Forensic Psychologists. This course is essentially for students who wish to progress on to clinical work within forensic settings or more widely with forensic clients. The program is placement based and provides supervised support towards developing the competencies required to be an autonomous practitioner.
Applicants will be expected to have a BPS accredited Masters in Forensic Psychology (or equivalent). In addition to the academic qualifications detailed above, applicants will be expected to demonstrate extensive experience in applied forensic psychology. This can be demonstrated by being employed as a forensic psychologist in training, or a similar role where you have practiced, under supervision, forensic psychology with forensic service users.
We do accept Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for this program. This means that students may demonstrate that they have already demonstrated competency in areas assessed within this program. Generally, this will mean they can demonstrate that they have submitted, been assessed and passed aspects of a similar (HCPC Approved) program in forensic psychology training. APEL is assessed individually, and applicants should contact the Course Director with evidence of their APEL for further guidance.
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Last updated November 15, 2017