Marking process, passing and failing assignments – 2018 intake onwards

The programme uses its assignments as tools to assess trainee progress on the ten assessed domains of competence, which are a codification of the programme learning outcomes. In order to pass the programme, trainees are required to pass each individual assignment. Each assignment has been designated a fixed set of assessment domains upon which it is actively graded (positive and negative evidence is collected). In order to pass an assignment, trainees are required to reach an acceptable standard in each of the actively graded domains for that assignment. However, an assignment may also be failed if substantial negative evidence for any of the ten domains is identified in the course of marking. Assignments are not marked numerically, but rated pass, fail, or (for some assignments) pass with conditions. More information about the domains and how they relate to each assignment can be found here. More detailed information on the criteria used to mark each specific assignment are contained in the marksheets for each academic assignment, which can be found in the programme handbook page for that assignment.

A minimum of 20% of formative submissions are double marked. All summative submissions and summative resubmissions are double marked. Marking is conducted by a combination of programme staff and other suitably trained clinical psychologists and other stakeholders who are employed by the programme for this purpose. A sample of all submitted work is moderated by the programme's external examiners. Information about the external examiners can be found here.

The process by which an individual assignment is passed or failed can be found in the ‘2018 onward assignment process' document below.

2018 onward assignment process