Financial Support

Currently trainees are full time employees of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and have annual leave and other benefits in line with usual NHS entitlements. On entry to the Programme, all trainees are paid on the first spine point of Band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay scales ( and will move to the second and third pay points annually, dependent upon successful progression through the Programme.

Details of the Job Description and Person Specification of a trainee Clinical Psychologist position for the North Wales Clinical Psychgology Programme can be found here.

Trainee posts are funded by the Welsh Government, who will also pay the university fees. There are currently ten training places per annum. However, a Government review of funding arrangements is currently under way, and candidates are advised to check the Clearing House and our own programme website for updates.

Due to funding regulations and restrictions we cannot accept non-funded trainees or trainees who would normally be charged overseas fees. Please consult the fee status form ( ).

You can also find information about fee status regulations on the UKCISA website.

Travel costs will be paid from an agreed clinical base. Subsistence may also be available for overnight accommodation, either during placement or academic teaching blocks.