New Starters Information - Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology
This webpage has been set up as a source of information for new starters who have secured places on the DECPsy programme at UCL during the next academic year. It provides a range of course documentation and useful links. This webpage can also be consulted by current and potential applicants as an additional source of information on aspects of the course.
About the Course
- Doctorate in Educational & Child Psychology Curriculum Outlines - Years 1-3 (pdf)
- Programme Reading List (pdf)
- The UCL Graduate School website also includes a range of helpful information for students who will be starting the course
Ethics and Conduct - Health and Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society Guidance
The following should be read by new trainees before they commence the course and consulted throughout their time training with us:
- HCPC Guidance on Health and Character booklet (pdf)
- HCPC Guidance on Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Students booklet (pdf)
- HCPC Disabled Person's Guide to Becoming a Health Professional (pdf)
- BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct (pdf)
Documentation to Complete Before you Start the Course
The following forms should be completed by all new DECPsy trainees and returned to the Educational Psychology office prior to the start of the course:
- Form M1 (health requirements) (pdf). If you have any health requirements, we will work with you to ensure that we accommodate these in our planning and provide support and adjustments as needed.
- Participation protol consent form (pdf).
- Fitness to practise procedures and form (pdf)
Please note also that all new trainees will be required to meet with the UCL Criminal Records Office during an induction session at UCL in early July, in order to initiate a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and/or clearance from the relevant overseas authorities. The office will contact new starters with full details of the induction day.
If you are not already a member, you are expected to join the British Psychological Society (BPS), the professional body for practitioner psychologists in the UK and to apply for student membership of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology. Click here for further information.