After You Apply

Offers of places

All offers of a place on a course are dependent on criminal record and other checks required for working with children and vulnerable adults (see our page on Criminal Records and Other Checks for more information). There may also be other requirements such as successful completion of academic qualifications, further satisfactory references etc. Please see the information provided by the course when they made you the offer for details of the conditions that apply.

Responding to offers

If you are offered an NHS place* on or before 1 June 2018:

YOU MUST RESPOND THROUGH OUR WEBSITE by 2.00pm on 8 JUNE 2018.

If you are offered an NHS place* after 1 June 2018 you have seven days to respond.

Once the course concerned has confirmed the outcome of their interviews with us, if you have been offered a place the status of your application will change to "Place offered to applicant". Please login and respond to the offer by choosing Accept or Decline.

Some courses also require you to contact them direct eg to email confirmation to them or to return signed paperwork. Please check their requirements in the information they sent to you when they made you the offer.

Please think carefully before accepting an offer of a place.

  • You cannot accept more than one offer, regardless of the conditions attached to the offer.
  • All acceptances are final: once you accept an offer you are committed to that course and cannot go elsewhere.
  • If you try to accept more than one offer, all offers will be withdrawn.
  • If you do not respond by the given deadline, all offers will be withdrawn.

If you accept an offer of a place from one course any ongoing applications with other courses will be cancelled: offers will be withdrawn; you will be removed from reserve lists; your interviews will be cancelled. We will email you to confirm your acceptance of a place and the cancellation of your other applications. Your email software may treat our emails as junk or spam, so please check your Junk Email folder and/or Spam Email folder regularly.

You are not required to accept any offer of an NHS place* before 8 June 2018. However, if you know before then that you want to decline an offer, please do so as soon as possible. The course concerned can then offer the place to someone on their reserve list for whom that course may be their first choice.

Reserve lists for offers

If the status of your application is "Reserve for Offer" this means that you have been put on a reserve list by the course concerned. Reserve lists allow courses to fill places when an offer is declined.

If a place becomes available for you, the course will contact you by email, by phone or by post and give you further details. Your email software may treat emails from the courses as junk or spam, so please check your Junk Email folder and/or Spam Email folder regularly. The course will also update the status of your application from "Reserve for Offer" to "Place offered to applicant".

If you are on the reserve list of your first choice course but have offers from other courses, please do not accept an offer of a place until the deadline (although please decline any offers you definitely do not want to take up as above). Courses do use their reserve lists during the week 1-8 June.

If you wish to withdraw from a reserve list you can do this when you login to your application. Withdrawing from a reserve list will automatically inform the course concerned.


* People currently training as clinical psychologists are employed by the NHS. These arrangements may be amended for candidates entering training in 2018, but this is unclear at this stage. Please see the Funding page for more information.