As members will be aware, the Psychology Division welcomed a panel representing the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to Leeds this week for the 'Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route' (SEPAR) approval event. Following two days of meetings with the programme team, potential learners, potential practice educators/supervisors, and, potential placement hosts/end users, the HCPC decision was to approve the route, albeit with some minor conditions.
The conditions are to be confirmed within the visit letter that we will receive in the next 28 days and the team will then respond accordingly. Once the conditions have been addressed, the approval will need to be confirmed at the HCPC Education Committee meeting; the dates of which are to be confirmed. Once approval is granted in full, we will then be able to confirm the process for rolling out the SEPAR and the time frame for applications; this will be via a range of communication strategies.
The above represents an excellent collective achievement and reinforces the commitment shown by BASES to support the continued development of the psychology profession for existing and future members of the association.