BASES - Postgraduate SEPAR Endorsement Scheme (PSES)

12th October 2021

We are delighted to announce the launch of the BASES Postgraduate SEPAR Endorsement Scheme (PSES), which has been designed to enable graduates of MSc sport and / or exercise psychology programmes expedient access to the BASES Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR), the latest Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved training route for Sport and Exercise Psychologists. 

Currently, to gain entry onto SEPAR, registrants must hold graduate membership of BASES, be able to evidence underpinning psychology knowledge, and hold a MSc. in Sport and / or Exercise Psychology which has sufficient coverage of the relevant knowledge based HCPC Standards of Proficiencies for Practitioner Psychologists. To date, SEPAR applicants (whether UK-based or International) have been required to complete an extensive mapping exercise to demonstrate that their MSc. programme adequately covers such HCPC requirements.

Following the launch of PSES, HE institutions can now apply to have their MSc sport and / or exercise psychology programme(s) endorsed by BASES, which, if successful, will evidence that the course covers the required knowledge based HCPC SoP for Practitioner Psychologists. This will allow graduates entry onto SEPAR, and thereby enable prospective students to choose an MSc. programme which provides a route towards HCPC registration. 

The endorsement fee for a single MSc. course is 1,800 + VAT, which covers the cost of the application review and assessment process, and the five-year period of endorsement. PSES Applications deadlines are: 6 January, 6 May and 6 September every year. 

Further details regarding the benefits of BASES endorsement and the PSES process (for students, HE institutions and employers) can be found here.

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