Clinical associate in psychology apprenticeship

Provide high quality, evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions to help inform practice

This integrated degree apprenticeship was introduced to provide greater access to psychologically informed mental health services, filling the gap between assistant psychologists and qualified clinical psychologists. Your role will be to provide high-quality, evidence-based psychological interventions to inform practice, making formulations using specialist psychological measurement and assessment tools to work with people of all ages, from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. You may work with patients in their own home, in the community or hospital, or in a setting where their needs can be supported and managed. During the clinical associate in psychology apprenticeship you’ll interact with healthcare professionals, a psychology team, and other professionals, such as in schools, probation services, the police and the courts. Work will involve planning, delivering and evaluating interventions, managing caseloads, visiting patients, performing assessments and participating in service improvement projects.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the clinical associate in psychology apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or experience. Graduate basis for chartered membership for British Psychological Society

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Higher)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000

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