Applicants for these posts usually need a degree in psychology, ideally one recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Universities are usually flexible about the A-levels, A/S, GNVQ or Scottish Higher subjects needed for entry onto psychology degrees. Undergraduates will need to be able to handle scientific concepts, be numerate and have excellent writing skills. Biology, mathematics, English, history, economics or similar arts or social science subjects are all useful preparation for a psychology degree.
At level 2, maths GCSE at grades 4-9 (C or above) or the Scottish Standard Grade are usually required.