For those who have studied extensively or even qualified elsewhere, you may be eligible to apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) enabling you to either complete or compliment your training with us. This can mean achieving UKCP registered status, achieving a Masters degree or both. In order to be considered, you will need to have completed at least the equivalent of SPTI students who have reached the same stage. Please note that for our four-year MSc courses, no more than 50 per cent can be achieved through APL Train as a psychotherapist | UKCP (

You will need to evidence your equivalency in the following areas:

  • Training in the same or similar modality
  • Personal therapy
  • Supervision
  • Work as a therapist

Please click on your chosen course below to download relevant APL criteria information. Please note that you will also be required to complete the standard SPTI Application form available here.

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