Full Day events for MSc and BSc clinical courses

Our free information day events are a key component of our enquiry and application process which our prospective applicants find helpful and informative. We actively encourage attendance at one of these sessions to support decision making. These events offer the opportunity to meet with key staff including Programme Leaders, Directors and support staff to find out more about our training programmes, our ethos along with our approach to training. Please note that due to demand for places on our events, a deposit is required to secure your place and this is refunded when you attend. Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate* Degrees are validated and awarded by Staffordshire University.

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Studying at Postgraduate level

Courses available (click on the course title for course information and entrance requirements):

*Staffordshire University validate the three-year MSc component from the second year two through to the final fourth year. The first year of our four-year UKCP training is an SPTI certificate year.

  • Tuesday 31st January 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm (inclusive)
  • Tuesday 7th March 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm (inclusive)
  • Tuesday 25th April 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm (inclusive)
  • Tuesday 6th June 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm (inclusive)
  • Tuesday 18th July 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm (inclusive)

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Studying up to Undergraduate Level

Courses available (click on the course title for course information and entrance requirements):

**These further education programmes are covered as feeder courses as part of the Undergraduate day only. We offer specific Information Evenings for Counselling Concepts and Foundation courses hosted by the introductory Course Programme Leader. These are hosted in advance of each course start date.

  • Thursday 9th February 2023 10am – 2.30pm (inclusive)
  • Thursday 16th March 2023 10am – 2.30pm (inclusive)
  • Thursday 20th April 2023 10am – 2.30pm (inclusive)
  • Thursday 11th May 2023 10am – 2.30pm (inclusive)
  • Thursday 15th June 2023 10am – 2.30pm (inclusive)

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The nature of psychotherapy training is primarily relational and as such it is important for applicants to disclose any pre-existing relationships with SPTI staff and/or members (and other applicants where known) at the point of application.  This provides the opportunity to address potential implications for this at the interview stage thereby ensuring professional standards when attending to dual relationships, which Professional Bodies (for example, BACP and UKCP) recommend be avoided to prevent detrimental effects and promote professional accountability at all stages of training and practice.  We aim to ensure that this does not provide an unnecessary barrier to recruitment. Therefore, in cases of pre-existing relationships with current students and/or training staff adjustments may be suggested; this could include an alternative entry point or in some cases an alternative programme of study.

Applicants to SPTI clinical training programmes are reminded that all offers are subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

International Students

SPTI is not a UK Home Office Registered Sponsor with approval to admit overseas students. We can only consider applications from applicants who satisfy HOME fee residential status criteria

EU students

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the UK government has made changes to eligibility for Student Finance where students are beginning their training in 2021 entry. EU students will not be treated as home students and will require student visas. Therefore, we will not be able to accept applications from EU applicants for 2021 entry onwards.