Roehampton partners with several NHS Trusts in developing a Clinical Associate in Psychology Apprenticeship, focused on Autistic Spectrum Condition

The apprenticeship will train staff to work with children and adults, adding to the established Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and CAMHS Clinical Associate in Psychology cohorts.

This apprenticeship benefits personal growth and development. Participants will be offered 18 months of structured, on and off the job paid training. As a masters level qualification, the end point assessment will allow participants to register with the British Psychology Society (BPS). Fees are funded by an Apprenticeship Levy and a salary is covered by employers.

The course will cover the following:

  • Professional Practice and Continuous Development
  • Clinical Research and Evidence-based Practice
  • Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Dual diagnosis
  • Formulation and Evidence-based Psychological Intervention
  • Clinical Practice with Autistic Children, Young People and Adults
  • End point Assessment

Webinars are being launched for employers and participating health care organisations who are interested in taking participants on or want to find out more information. The programme will benefit employers and help provide solutions to staff shortages, limited neurodevelopmental care pathways and the lack of a skilled workforce to support autistic children and adults.