September 2017

In Year One the taught element of the programme takes place from January to November, over six three-day blocks (Friday-Sunday) and a single two-day block.

During Year Two the attendance is in seven two-day blocks from December to September.

Seminars run 10.00 to 16.00 hrs.


Clinical work commences in October/November towards the end of the first year and students are required to complete 200 hours of supervised practice during this time at a ratio of 1:6.

As well as attending all modules students are required to attend peer support meetings on a monthly basis of 2-3 hours duration.

Additionally students are required to engage with self directed learning which would include relevant reading, preparation for essay and case study submission and writing a personal journal.

Students will also be expected to research a relevant topic as their second year project. The project titles will be issued at the start of Year 2 and will be 3,500 words.

Students will be offered further CPD events during the life time of the course. Tutorial groups will be held at each module and therefore on those days the course will finish slightly later. Students will also need to attend for individual tutorials each year.