Full Day events for MSc and BSc clinical courses

Our free information days are a key part of our application and admission process, and we do request your attendance at one of these sessions to fully inform your decision-making process (ideally before interview).

Our information days offer attendees the opportunity to meet with key staff including Programme Leaders, SPTI Directors and our support staff. You will find out more about the content of our training programmes (Dual Academic and Clinical qualifications leading to accreditation/registration with leading Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies) as well as our ethos whilst experiencing how we deliver our training. 

You can also see what our graduates have to say about being a student at SPTI and beyond via our graduate profile page spti.net/graduate-profiles

Please note that due to demand for places on our information days, a deposit is required to secure your place. Deposits are refunded after attendance.

 Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate* Degrees are validated and awarded by Staffordshire University.


Studying at Postgraduate (MSc) 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.

Click here to book a Postgraduate level Information Day (9.30am – 3.30pm – in person – all day attendance required)

  • Tuesday 4th June 2024 ** fully booked **
  • Tuesday 16th July 2024
  • Tuesday 6th August 2024

Studying at Undergraduate (BSc) Level

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

Click here to book an Undergraduate level Information Day (10am – 2.30pm – in person – all day attendance required)

  • Thursday 13th June 2024

Introductory Courses

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

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.

The next Information Day for Introductory Courses will be announced soon.

Information about all Courses

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.