Clinical associates in psychology (CAPs) provide psychological interventions under the supervision of a fully qualified practitioner psychologist.You'll need a degree in psychology or to have completed a British Psychological Society-accredited postgraduate psychology conversion course. Training involves a Level 7 degree apprenticeship hosted by an employer, such as an NHS trust, alongside training on a university validated degree programme.As an apprentice you will be paid at Agenda for Change Band 5 and Band 6 after completing it.You’ll support people who have long-standing and complex difficulties and use psychological theory and evidence to find the best interventions for them.This is a fulfilling role in itself, but you could move into fields such as psychological therapy and applied psychology.
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