Focus on Training Providers – Clinical Associate in Psychology

26 March, 2024

The Level 7 Clinical Associate in Psychology apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery since 24th August 2020.

Clinical Associates in Psychology fill an identified skills gap between assistant psychologist and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered practitioner psychologists. They are able to practice autonomously with appropriate support, working within their scope of practice, under the supervision of an appropriately registered HCPC practitioner psychologist. Where the term ‘patient’ is used in the standard it covers service users, clients or any individuals in receipt of psychological support and interventions.

There are currently 12 registered training providers for this standard.

From 1st August 2023, the Department for Education has merged RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers) and RoEPAO (Register of End Point Assessment Organisations) and is now called APAR (Apprenticeship Provider and Assessment Register).

You access information about applying to the APAR as an apprenticeship training provider.

You can access the Level 7 Clinical Associate in Psychology apprenticeship standard here.

Visit our Wellbeing and Psychology Professions page for further guidance and resources.