DEP: Year 3 – 5.5 Placement Learning
Year 3 focuses on interventions to address increasingly complex issues, in both the learning and behaviour domains, in a different local authority service, where learning and therapeutic programmes can be trialled over time. Trainees demonstrate greater autonomy in practice and work towards demonstrating mastery of all the standards of proficiency. As part of their placement trainees are expected to undertake longer term project work at organisational or policy level including collaborative work with other educational psychologists.
This continuing professional development is assessed in Year 3 through University based sessions in which trainees focus on the BPS competencies, and HCPC Standards of Proficiency..
The aims and objectives for Year 3 modules, along with key skills and specified learning outcomes can be found here https://www.efolio.soton.ac.uk/blog/handbook-jw-dedpsych/ and the assessments are summarised below.