For 2016 entry successful candidates were employed as Trainee Clinical Psychologists by the appropriate local NHS Trust on a 3-year fixed term contract, with registration for the degree of DClinPsy as a condition of employment. There were 16 funded places available for 2016 entry. The programme currently only accepts trainees who are funded through NHS training commissions.
Our current trainees are full-time employees and have annual leave and other benefits in line with usual NHS entitlements. On entry to the programme all trainees are paid on the first spine point of band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay scales and receive travelling expenses for all journeys associated with the training programme in line with normal NHS policies. All educational training costs are currently paid by Health Education England; some monies are available to contribute to research costs.
Candidates for 2017 entry should check for funding updates on the Clearing House Funding page.