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Training to become an Educational Psychologist (EP) in Scotland is undertaken over 3 years and consists of 2 separate stages. Stage 1 involves studying for a Masters in Educational Psychology, which is a 2 year full time course, combining study with research and supervised placements. On completion of the MSc graduates progress to Stage 2 of training - the Award in Educational Psychology (Scotland). The Award is conferred by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is conferred on successful completion of one full time (or equivalent) year of supervised practice in the employment of a local authority psychological service. From 1 July 2009 anyone wishing to practise as an educational psychologist in the UK must be registered with the regulatory body, the Health Professions Council (HPC). The Award has been approved by HPC, and Award holders are therefore eligible for registration as practitioner psychologists. This two-year full-time professional training programme leads to qualification as an Educational Psychologist and eligibility for registration as an Educational Psychologist, after a further year of supervised practice in a local authority psychological service. There are 5 compulsory academic modules: Year 1 Introduction to Educational Psychology Practice Educational Psychology Practice in the Early Years Educational Psychology Practice in the Primary Years Year 2 Educational Psychology Practice in Secondary and Post-School Years Advanced Educational Psychology Practice These modules are designed to facilitate exploration of the following curriculum in a holistic and integrated manner: child development, normal and exceptional assessment and intervention - individual and systemic, contexts and systems for children, research and evaluation methods, and transferable interpersonal and professional skills. There are also two compulsory Placement Modules, undertaken in local authority educational psychology services, one in Year 1 and the other in Year 2.

Training to become an Educational Psychologist (EP) in Scotland is undertaken over 3 years and consists of 2 separate stages. Stage 1 involves studying for a Masters in Educational Psychology, which is a 2 year full time course, combining study with research and supervised placements. On completion of the MSc graduates progress to Stage 2 of training - the Award in Educational Psychology...

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