UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


CPD Courses

Description of CPD courses - Currently Closed for applications until further notice


CPD Course 1: Introduction to developmental cognitive neuroscience (Oct 2019)

CPD Course 2: Professional issues for paediatric neuropsychologists (Oct 2019)

CPD Course 3: Development of sensory, motor and cognitive neural systems (Nov 2019)

CPD Course 4: Developmental disorders and neuropsychological profiles (Jan 2020)

CPD Course 5: Infants and neurodevelopmental assessment (Feb 2020)

CPD Course 6: Assessment of neuropsychological disorders (March 2020)

CPD Course 7: Advanced developmental cognitive neuroscience (April 2020)



 CPD Modules 1-7  Taster Modules 1-4
Entry All ProfessionalsHCPC registration
Assessments  No Yes
Gain Credits for MSc Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology Course  No Yes

Entry Criteria for the CPD Modules 1 - 7

Professionals from all backgrounds interested in topics in paediatric neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience are welcome to register as CPD delegates. CPD delegates attend the lectures and enjoy electronic access to the course materials but do not sit any examinations.

Entry Criteria for Taster Modules (for Modules 1 - 4 only)

For modules 1 to 4 it is also possible for some delegates to register as Taster delegates. To register as a Taster delegate you need to be a Clinical or Educational Psychologist registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

Should delegates consider there is a possibility they may decide to complete the whole professional diploma or MSc at a later stage, as Taster delegates they can 'bank' the credits for these modules. Taster delegates who are later accepted onto the degree programme would be exempt from studying these modules again or paying for them twice.

In order to complete the Taster modules successfully, delegates must pass an unseen examination (for Modules 1 and 3) and complete a short piece of coursework (for Modules 2 and 4). The exam lasts for 1½ hours and comprises multiple-choice and short-answer questions.

Important Points to note for Taster applications:

  • It is only possible to apply for exemption for Diploma/MSc modules in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology at a later stage if you have registered as a UCL Taster student. Registering as a CPD delegate does not permit any future exemptions from the full degree programme.
  • A maximum of 3 modules may be taken as a Taster student. Any 3 from modules 1-4 are available.
  • No other course, will qualify for any exemption of the UCL Diploma/MSc modules. This is only possible by completing a module from this programme.
  • Successful completion of a Taster Module does not guarantee acceptance onto the Diploma/MSc programme at a later stage. Applications have to be made to the degree programme following the standard UCL procedures for post-graduate programmes.
  • Applicants for Taster modules are accepted in order of application. Places are limited.
  • UCL Taster students can only gain exemption from these modules on the full degree programme providing they have successfully registered on the degree programme within 2 academic years after passing the Taster module.
  • Potential UCL Taster candidates should note that whilst they are on ICH premises they will have access to electronic resources, journals, computer rooms and printers and be able to pay for use of the photocopy machines. However, when working off-site, it is currently NOT possible to access electronic journals remotely


How to apply - Applications Currently Closed until further notice


Please be advised, places on CPD and Taster courses are space dependent. Owing to the high levels of interest and student intake onto this programme we will not be accepting applications for CPD or Taster courses until further notice. If we decide to run these again in the future they will be advertised here.

Alternatively please visit the main pages to apply for a full-time/part-time place on the programme.  


Thank you for your interest in this programme