2018 onwards assignments

This page refers to the marking of the new and current suite of assignments which were phased in with the 2018 cohort. The programme now operates a ‘Marker Pool’ to manage the marking of the assignments, more details can be found below.

Who can be a marker?

Markers are qualified clinical psychologists who have a current registration with the HCPC and who have been accepted as members of the Marker Pool. Prior to marking they undergo training in both the general processes of marking and of the specific assessment being marked. In order to maintain breadth of knowledge and expertise in the marker pool we look to have a broad balance of markers from different specialities and with experience in different therapeutic approaches. Enquiries/expressions of interest to apply to join the marker pool can be made via the marking inbox dclinpsymarking@lancaster.ac.uk. More information about how the Marker Pool works can be found in the document below together with information about the assignments marked and fee schedules.

Marker pool terms and conditions

pre-2018 assignments
This content refers to assignments which are being phased out. The last cohort to undertake these assignments are the 2017 cohort.

Who can be a marker?

Markers should be qualified clinical psychologists, hold a current registration with who have undergone training in the specific assessment being marked. We give preference to those who have specialist expertise in the subject or methods in the work being marked.

What do you have to do?

As there are only a small number of trainees on this schedule of assignments remaining, markers of the assignments listed below are now being invited to mark by invitation only based on their previous experiences of marking the assignment they are being invited to mark. If you would like to become a new marker for the programme – please contact dclinpsymarking@lancaster.ac.uk for more information and/or see the handbook webpage for marking assignments post 2018.

Service Related Project (SRP)

The trainees complete a small scale research project which they submit in the February of their second year of study.

Word count limit – 6,000
Rate of pay – £60 per script

Markers are required to:

  • Attend 1/2 day training
  • Mark scripts allowing 4 hours per script
  • Have discussion with fellow examiner regarding mark awarded (allowing approximately 30 minutes)

Systematic Literature Review

This is submitted in the July of the trainees’ first year of study.

Word count limit – 6,000 words
Rate of pay – £50 per script

Markers are required to:

  • Attend 1/2 day training
  • Mark scripts allowing 3-4 hours per script
  • Have discussion with fellow examiner regarding mark awarded (allowing approximately 30 minutes)

Professional Issues Assignment

The trainees submit this in the February of their first year of study.

For the PIA assignment: Word count limit – 2,500 words
Rate of pay – £40 per script

Markers are required to:

  • Attend 1/2 training day
  • Mark scripts allowing 2-3 hours per script
  • Have discussion with fellow examiner regarding mark awarded (allowing approximately 30 minutes)

Thesis

The trainees submit a thesis in the May of their final year of study. The viva examinations for the thesis take place in June and July.

Word count limit – 56,000 words.
Rate of pay – £165 per script

The requirements for the examination of the thesis differ from the above assignments. For this reason individuals are approached by the programme to mark them.