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UCL (University College London): Clinical Associate in Psychology (Adult Mental Health) apprenticeship

Institution UCL (University College London) View institution profile
Department Division of Psychology & Language Sciences
Study type Taught


The course aims to train psychology graduates to become skilled professional Clinical Associates in Psychology (CAP), working within Adult Mental Health. This Master's programme provides the formal apprenticeship training required as part of the student's employment within the NHS. Students on this programme qualify as Clinical Associates in Psychology.

The teaching and training will focus on the knowledge and clinical competencies required to work as a Clinical Associate in Psychology with adults with mental health problems in inpatient and community mental health services. The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide high quality, evidence-based psychological support within the community, with formulations derived from rigorous psychological measurement and assessment tools to work with populations from different backgrounds, cultures and contexts. 

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of nine compulsory modules, five modules (15 credits), two modules (30 credits) and a dissertation (30 credits). 


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