PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Clinical Neuropsychology Practice
Neuropsychology is the science linking the functioning of the brain with cognitive and emotional experience and behaviour. As a clinical practice, neuropsychology is concerned with the assessment, formulation and rehabilitation of people with damage, disease or dysfunction affecting the brain.
The programmes at the University of Bristol have run since 2010 and are delivered in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust, which includes a large regional neurosciences and major trauma centre. Our Clinical programmes aim to engage and inspire clinicians to enhance their skills in Clinical Neuropsychology and support entry on to the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN). This certificate is accredited by the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and will support you in developing the practice competencies required for entry on to SRCN. It is for applicants pursuing qualification in adult or paediatric neuropsychology.
In order to accrue relevant clinical experience, it is your responsibility to secure paid employment within a neuropsychology service during your enrolment on the certificate. It is also your responsibility to secure supervision for your work when enrolled on the course. However, we provide additional oversight and support towards developing your case portfolio and ensuring your clinical experience demonstrates the required competencies for entry to the SRCN. This support includes feedback on two written case reports and a practice viva experience. This support is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting portfolio vivas for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).
This programme is largely distance based and can be taken from home or work, with the viva for the clinical practice dissertation taking place in Bristol.
Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.
The certificate consists of a 60-credit clinical practice dissertation that delivers the equivalent to the QiCN portfolio requirements. As such it requires the submission of six clinical cases, along with evidence of clinical practice and supervision.
Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology Practice.
Applicants must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner with a specialism as 'Clinical', 'Educational' or 'Counselling'. In addition, applicants should have the BPS qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) knowledge component ceritifcate from UCL, Bristol, Salomon's (Canterbury) or Glasgow or have completed the QiCN direct route. Applicants must also demonstrate how you meet the Research Competencies requirement for the programme. In addition, applicants with a 'Counselling' specialism must demonstrate Generic Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level C.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £3,700 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £1,850 per year
- UK: part-time (three years)
- £1,233 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £5,000 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
This certificate provides professional training in clinical neuropsychology. The certificate is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and supports you in developing the practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN).
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