In order to become fully qualified as a sport and exercise psychologist and to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) there are two training routes available once you have completed an appropriate undergraduate and postgraduate course.
The first requires following the completion of a British Psychological Society (BPS) Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) Stage two, where candidates are required to undertake a minimum of two years of supervised applied practice. In order to complete this route candidates need to be supervised by a HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist who is also on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS). The Register is designed to recognise psychologists with special expertise in supervision within specific practice domains.
The second training route leads to accreditation as a British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist through completing the Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR). Candidates are required to complete a minimum of two years 'Supervised Experience' under the mentorship of a BASES accredited member who is also HCPC registered. There is also a 'fast track' route (APEC) available.
In recent years Stewart has helped trainees to secure placements with a range of sports organisations including: Bristol City FC, Fulham FC, Harlequins Rugby Club (Academy), and Harlequins Rugby Club (Womens), as well as developing their own consultancy businesses.
Stewart currently provide supervision for both of these two routes to professional accreditation/registration. The cost of which is £1200 per year which includes:
Regular face-to-face, phone or video call meetings
Support in finding appropriate placement opportunities
Access to a network of other trainee practitioners
Access to a broad range of networking opportunities
A broad range of CPD opportunities
Review meetings (as per route adopted)
Feedback on drafts of submissions
Research project ethics submission (QSEP Stage 2)
For further information, or to discuss how this supervision might work in practice please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org