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Training to be an EP

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General information about EP training

The route to becoming an EP in the UK is not the same for each country but there are some common things that you’ll need:

  • A degree (Under or Postgrad) that gives you Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership to the British Psychological Society. For undergraduate psychology degrees a 2:1 or above is preferred.
  • Evidence of work with children and families for at least a year
  • A driving license (usually)
  • Knowledge of the EP role and current issues within the profession
  • Awareness and knowledge of research skills
  • Knowledge and a commitment to equal opportunities

More specific information is available based on where you’re training is likely to happen:

EPs are usually paid according to the Soulbury Pay Scales (PDF).