Fees and Funding

Before submitting your application, you will need to decide whether you wish to apply for an NHS-funded, or a fee-paying place. You should then fill in the appropriate application form based on this decision. The details for each are outlined below.

NHS-funded application

All places on our Programme for the 2022 intake are NHS-funded and applicants seeking a place should apply through the Clearing House. For Clearing House places, we can only consider applicants who meet “home” fees status, and who have the right to work in the UK.  Additionally, NHS-funded places are only available to applicants who intend to work in NHS-funded services upon completion of training. 

The exact number of NHS commissioned places for 2022 is yet to be confirmed. Typically, 34 places have been available on the programme, but HEE has increased commissions for a second year in a row in England resulting in 54 places in total becoming available for the 2021 intake.  Applicants are advised to check regularly for updates on the Salomons website for final confirmation of numbers for 2022 as information becomes available.   

Current NHS-funded trainees are full-time employees of the health service and have annual leave and other benefits in line with usual NHS entitlements.  They are employed as Trainee Clinical Psychologists by the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, who formally manage all aspects of their contract of employment.  On entry to the programme trainees are paid on Band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay scales and Salomons acts as the base from which all trainee travel claims are calculated. Travel expenses are currently paid for travel to placement and therefore living within close proximity of the Salomons Institute is likely to confer both practical and financial advantages for NHS funded trainees.    

 Payment towards overnight accommodation costs whilst on some placements may be available subject to approval from the employing NHS Trust.  Registration and examination fees are currently paid by the NHS.  

All applicants must also possess a full driving licence (subject to reasonable adjustments for disability). 

Fee-paying application

The programme will not be accepting any fee-paying applications for entry in 2022.  




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