Date lodged: 5 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider reinstating the bursary for studying for an MSc in educational psychology, in light of the reported reduction in the number of applicants since it was removed in 2012.
Answered by: John Swinney 25 October 2016
Scottish Government funding for educational psychology students was introduced at a time when there was a significant shortage in the supply of educational psychologists compared to demand.
We are working with the National Scottish Steering Group for Educational Psychologists to take action, including exploring training provision, to ensure a sustainable and regular supply of educational psychologists to meet future needs.