PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Clinical Neuropsychology Practice
- PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)
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. This degree 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 is provided by clinicians on the SRCN and offers opportunities for feedback on case reports, including a practice viva experience.
This programme is largely online and can be taken from home or work, with the viva for the clinical practice dissertation taking place in Bristol or online.
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 Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (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 certificate from UCL, Bristol, Salomon's (Canterbury) or Glasgow. 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.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £4,000 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £2,000 per year
- UK: part-time (three years)
- £1,333 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £5,400 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 2024/25
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).