Training Apprenticeship Scheme

The Minster Centre introduced a scheme in 2017 for qualified psychotherapy practitioners who wish to gain experience as trainers/tutors. This is an opportunity to deepen your learning, develop your skills and understanding of group teaching and consolidate theoretical knowledge.  Participation in the scheme will count as CPD.

You will need to be qualified to MA level, registered with the UKCP, and not a current student at The Minster Centre. This means that you need to have successfully completed all aspects of your training.

Successful applicants will assist in seminars and exercises, be given the opportunity to work with more than one tutor, see how assessment is carried out and carry out some assessments, attend year group meetings. Tutors will take responsibility for training groups and any decisions about the group or individual students but will work co-operatively with assistants, aiming over time to build up confidence and capacity to work independently.  Some preparation time will be needed to familiarise yourself with the material to be covered.  Attendance at meetings is not a requirement.

These will be unpaid positions but we will offer travel reimbursement, payment for any marking undertaken at the same rate as tutors and  the opportunity to attend some of our CPD events for no or reduced cost. Well qualified applicants who cannot take up these positions because of their financial circumstances can apply for a bursary of up to £1,000.  The amount of any award will depend on individual financial circumstances, the time required to attend the module assisted on and the number of awards made.

For full details please download the Job Description below.

Current Vacancies:

We are looking to recruit 2 assistants to work alongside tutors in:

Year 1 Skills Seminars, which take place on Tuesdays from 12-2.30 or 3.30 – 6pm, starting 24 September 2019 for 3 x 10-week terms.

Other positions, to start in September 2019, in other modules may arise over the summer as student numbers are finalised. If you would like to be considered for these please apply now indicating your availability and particular areas of interest.


Apply by completing an Application Form and Record Declaration (downloadable below) and sending along with a cover letter or email to Justine Walsh [email protected].

Deadline: 9:00am on Wednesday 21st August 2019

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and people with disabilities, as they are currently under-represented at the Minster Centre and in the psychotherapy profession.