Professional accreditation

A number of our training courses are accredited by external professional bodies in addition to being validated by one of our university partners.

This means that it is a recognised training course in the relevant professional field.

We have a Professional Accreditation Procedure for Course Teams when accrediting or reaccrediting courses.

The professional bodies that have awarded these accreditations are as below. Please note that we provide links to the relevant PSRBs below for your convenience but that it is your responsibility to ensure you know and understand any codes, policies, procedures or regulations associated with your specific PSRB:

Association of Child Psychotherapists

ACP Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Procedure

Courses accredited by ACP:

  • Prof Doc Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (M80)

Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the UK (AFT)

AFT Code of Ethics and Practice

Courses accredited by AFT:

  • PgDip/PgCert Systemic Approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations (D4)
  • MA/PgDip Systemic Psychotherapy (M6)
  • PgCert Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well-being: Multidisciplinary Practice (D24) (Systemic component only)
  • PgCert Young People and Adult Well-being: Multidisciplinary Practice (D24a) (Systemic component only)

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

BPC Policies and Statements

Courses accredited by BPC:

  • MA/PgDip Pscyhological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families (M34)
  • MA/PgDip/PgCert The Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (D58)
  • Trust Course in Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (D59I)
  • Trust Course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training (M1)
  • Trust Course in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Child and Adolescent Registrars (M14)
  • Trust Course in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Forensic (D59F)

British Psychological Society (BPS)

BPS ethics and standards and policy documents

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

HCPC Conduct and Ethics for Students

Your Duties as a registrant - Standards of conduct, performance and ethics

Courses accredited by HCPC:

Department of Health (DoH)

Courses approved by DoH: