To apply for the Northern Ireland EP training course, you need to have one of the following: A psychology degree (2:1 or above is preferable) A conversion course. A psychology based Masters degree.
Current Pay-scales for NEPS Psychologists by Grade
|Educational Psychologist (PPC)||€56,789||€59,246|
An educational psychology assessment involves a series of different activities to help identify a child’s or a young person’s specific learning style, strengths and areas of need. It also affects the manner in which a child/young person approaches a task as well as the manner in which they structure their responses.
You can ask your child’s school to arrange for an assessment . An educational psychologist will be called to the school to meet with and observe your child , and to talk to the teachers involved. The wait can often be long and you might feel you need an assessment more urgently.
Salaries for trainee educational psychologists in England , Wales and Northern Ireland typically range from £23,884 to £32,623. Once fully qualified, salaries begin at around £37,175 and rise incrementally up to £50,159. This can increase to £55,040 with the addition of structured professional assessment points.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a joint report with the Institute for Employment Research, which found that there are insufficient educational psychologists , both qualified and in training, to meet demand .
At minimum, a master’s degree in psychology, educational psychology, school psychology, counseling and guidance, or a degree deemed equivalent by the board. Three years of full-time experience working as a school psychologist.
Republic of Ireland : Trainee clinical psychologists earn €35,761–€39,525. Basic grade clinical psychologists earn approximately €54,000–€84,000. Senior clinical psychologists can earn in excess of €90,000 with long service increments (LSIs) included.
An early career Educational Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,980 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Educational Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,164 based on 6 salaries.
Why might children need to see an educational psychologist ? In a situation where a parent or school feels that a child’s learning isn’t progressing in the way they would want it to, and the child is becoming quite stuck with learning, an educational psychologist would be consulted.
Some—but not all—schools allow properly trained, experienced, and licensed school psychologists to diagnose ADHD . Those who are also in private practice may have more diagnostic experience and access to a wider network for referrals. School psychologists cannot, however, prescribe or manage medication.
Questions to ask educational psychologists : Have my child’s needs have been assessed in line with contemporary knowledge of cognitive development and its effects on their potential for learning? Is there a clear link between their strengths and difficulties and the evidence-base for intervention?
They work in schools, colleges, nurseries and special units, primarily with teachers and parents. They regularly liaise with other professionals in education , health and social services, and a growing number work as independent or private consultants.
|Educational Therapy||$60/hour per session $100-$250 for educational materials|
|Occupational Therapy||$150 -$200 for initial assessment $50-$400 per hour for regular sessions Copay of 10%-50% for those with insurance|
1) You will need a 3-year degree in Psychology that meets the standards of accreditation by the British Psychological Society. Qualification with a 2i or more provides eligibility to apply for GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of BPS).