Applying to the DClinPsy programme

How to apply

All applications to the programme must be made through the Clearing House. The Lancaster programme had 52 training places commissioned in 2022. Up to 25% of our commissions are offered on a part time basis. Applicants can only apply for either a full time place or a part time place. Our cohorts always start training on the 1st of September each year unless this falls on a weekend.

Go to the Clearing House now to start your application. Applications can typically be made between September and the end of November in the year preceding entry to the programme.

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Entry requirements

We only have one entry requirement: eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Candidates must, at the time of application, be eligible for GBC with the BPS. Only those candidates who are eligible for GBC will be considered. Individuals cannot apply while studying a programme that they are relying on to confer GBC unless they will be able to evidence of having successfully completed and graduated from that programme before the end of January in the year of intended entry. Provisional results are not equivalent to completion and graduation. You do not need to be a member of the BPS to apply or train with us.

In line with our agenda of inclusivity, the programme does not have specific requirements for the applicant's degree classification or work experience.

Clearing House forms, specific work experience, and academic attainments are NOT used to assess your application to the programme, nor provided to interview panel members.

The programme does not use the information applicants provide on Clearing House application forms except to check GBC status and obtain contact details.

If you have a disability which requires reasonable adjustments to our process, please contact us as soon as possible following the application so we can put this in place. Please see the shortlisting procedure and selection event sections for more information.

A driving license or access to a car is not a requirement of the programme, although is very helpful for trainees when accessing placements across the large geographical area our programme covers. Trainees are required to attend professional training at Lancaster University, which is typically held on-site at least once each week throughout the year.

We do not have any limit on how many times you can apply to the programme - some trainees gain a place after several years of applying and attending interviews while some are successful on their first application. As people continually learn and grow, we believe that it would be unfair to deny people the opportunity to show this by limiting the number of applications an individual can make. As such we don't record or use any information about previous applications.

If you are a non-UK applicant, have recently been ordinarily resident outside the UK, or English is not your first language, please consult the residency and language requirements section for additional information as you must have evidence of appropriate English language skills and residence status at the time of application. The programme does not consider the AP(E)L credit system or accept self-funded applicants and so applicants must also meet the HEE funding criteria. Please see our section on funding, residency and language requirements for further details.

Please note that we receive our final applications from the Clearing House on the 31st of January each year and we will not contact any candidates prior to this date.