April 2024

The course draws on a variety of methods. These include didactic lectures, structured skills development and practice, workshops/seminar style learning, experiential learning and the practical application of the teaching through supervised practice. More details of the curriculum are available in the 2025-2027 course information sheet.

  • During the first year the taught element of the programme takes place over seven three-day blocks from January to November (Friday-Sunday). For the on-zoom version we are scheduled Sundays to Tuesdays June to May. For a list of dates for the London in-room intake click here. For a list of course dates for the zoom intake click here.

  • During the second year the attendance is over seven two-day blocks and one three day block. The course formally ends formally 23 months after its start.

  • Seminars are scheduled 10.00 to 16.00 hrs. One of the teaching days will be followed by a reflective group which ends 16.30 hrs.

  • Specialist psychosexual and couples and relationship clinical work experience, usually within a placement setting, commences 8 months into the first year. Students are required to complete 150 hours of supervised practice, ideally by the time the course completes. In exceptional circumstances, clinical hours may be extended for a further 6 months. Supervision is required for this clinical practice at a ratio of 1 supervision hour per 6 clinical hours. Students who have an established private practice may, at our discretion use all or some of their clinical hours.

  • As well as attending all modules students are required to attend peer support meetings on a monthly basis, of 2-3 hours duration, students are also expected to undertake self directed learning which would include relevant reading, preparation for essays and case study submission, whilst also keeping a personal journal. Students will also be expected to research a relevant topic as their second year project. The project titles, which extend to 4,000 words, will be issued at the start of Year 2. Students may be offered further CPD events during the life time of the course. Students will also need to attend at least one individual tutorial each year.


LDPRT's responsibilities extend from the first day of the course to the last day of the course. In exceptional cases students are granted a further 6 months to complete their clinical work.

Students relationship with COSRT, NCS and NCIP is regulated through the membership criteria of these professional bodies.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by LDPRT and whilst correct at the time of publication,, we make no representations or warranties expressed or implied, about the completeness or accuracy with respect to the information regarding external accrediting bodies who may periodically change their terms, conditions or requirements. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.