Training Handbook

A brief introduction to the course

Course Organisation

Teaching Programme

Guidance On Setting Up The Placement

Procedures for Monitoring the Placement

Research requirements

Academic Assessments

Course Regulations and criteria for Passing and Failing each course component

Fitness to Practice procedures

Appeals, Grievances and Complaints

Trainee Development and Sources of Support

Course Tutor Role

Liaison with Service Users on the Course and Placement

Regulation and Registration: The Health Professions Council & the BPS

Trainee Administration

Terms and Conditions of Trainee Employment


Professional and Legal Standards and Guidance

a) Health and Care Professions Council (HPC)
b) British Psychological Society

Health and Safety at UCL and while on placement

NHS Constitution

BPS and Clinical Psychology Training


The DClinPsy Training Handbook


What's in this handbook?

Welcome to the Training Handbook for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London.

The handbook is intended to help everyone involved with the Course - trainees, NHS supervisors and course staff - find their way around its sometimes complex structures and procedures.

The handbook tries to give information about the three main components of the Course: clinical, academic and research, and to ensure that the regulations and which govern the Doctorate are set out clearly and in a way which can be understood by all parties.


The Handbook is an online document, but you can also download it in a single PDF:

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