University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln


The Trent Programme is a multi-agency collaboration between Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham. The programme provides training for people from diverse backgrounds to become resourceful clinicians, capable of drawing on a broad range of psychological models and theories, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to inform their practice as HCPC registers and BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologists.

Entry requirements

All applicants must have a 2.1 Honours degree in psychology recognised by the BPS as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). In exceptional circumstances, candidates with a 2.2 degree may be considered if they have a higher degree as evidence of ability to complete a demanding postgraduate level programme. Candidates should have previous supervised practical experience relevant to clinical training which demonstrates that they have the personal and intellectual resources, including writing skills, to pursue a challenging and demanding postgraduate training course. Trainees whose 1st language is not English will be required to have a recognised English language qualification achieved no more than 2 years prior to admission.

Course modules

Core modules: research portfolio and viva.

Assessment methods

The programme makes particular use of Practice Based Learning (PBL) and associated assessments during the 1st and 3rd years. Trainees are assessed using a combination of assessed role-play interviews and presentations as well as written exercises. The programme also uses case studies, essays, oral presentations and vivas to assess trainee progress.

Sponsorship information

Successful candidates will be employed as Trainee Clinical Psychologists by the appropriate local NHS Trust on a three-year fixed term contract; registration for the degree of DClinPsy is a condition of employment. Trainees will be paid on NHS Agenda for Change pay band 6. Trainees will receive travelling expenses for all journeys associated with the training programme in line with normal NHS policies. All educational training costs are paid by East Midlands Health Workforce Deanery; some monies are available to contribute to research costs.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DClinPsy Full-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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