There are no unseen written examinations on the programme. Competencies in theoretical aspects of clinical psychology, clinical skills and professional issues are evaluated by continuous assessment through a range of academic assignments: presentations, evaluations of clinical and professional competencies, reports of clinical activity (including one using CBT), a reflective piece of work, a, a data base analysis project, service related research project and a large scale research project (the thesis). Although the format of the assessments is set, you decide on the clinical topic area you want to address. The assignments are marked by two clinical psychologists. External examiners with extensive experience of clinical psychology training programmes play an active role in benchmarking our marking system. At the end of the third year, the thesis is evaluated by viva voce examination.
Welsh speaking trainees have the option of completing your assignments through the medium of Welsh. The programme organises translation services.