Welcome to the online application system for the Educational Psychology Funded Training (EPFT) Scheme, for the September 2016 intake.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: applications must be submitted by 3 December 2015 (mid-day UK local time). Late submissions will not be permitted under any circumstances.

For information about how to complete the online application form and key dates that applicants need to be aware of, please download the applicant handbook from the AEP website if you have not already done so.

Administration fee: please note that a non-refundable administration fee of £25 is payable by all applicants wishing to create an application for the 2016 intake. This applies to both new and returning applicants.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER OR LOG IN please ensure you have paid the fee for this year (visit the EPFT information page for further details). You will not be able to create, amend or submit an application until this fee has been paid. Once you have paid the fee:

Returning applicants: if you registered on this site last year then log in using your existing username and password. If you have forgotten your password use the link above to obtain a new one (it will be sent to the email address you originally registered here). Be sure to check your personal details when you log in and amend them if necessary.

New applicants: if you have not previously registered on the system please click on the New Candidate Registration button below. If you have already registered and received a username and temporary password, use these to log in above. If your temporary password has expired use the Forgotten Password link above to get a new one. If you registered but have not received your login credentials please contact the AEP office for assistance – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPEAT THE NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS.
Recruitment to the EPFT scheme is operated by the Association of Educational Psychologists as a service for applicants for DfE funded places on approved training programmes in educational psychology (in England only) and for the training providers. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is responsible for the administration of funding for the scheme on behalf of the DfE.

Enquiries regarding the application system should be sent to EPFT@aep.org.uk. Enquiries about funding should be directed to the NCTL at edpsychs.nctl@education.gsi.gov.uk.