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The 10 best academies to prepare the PIR

The 10 best academies to prepare the PIR

June 24, 2024

Many people outside the field may not know what these letters refer to, but those who have studied or studied psychology will no doubt recognize the acronym Resident Internal Psychologist: PIR.

In Spain, l to opposition PIR is a test or test that gives access to a period of training and work carried out during four years in which the professionals of psychology can obtain the degree of Specialist in Clinical Psychology, which gives access to the public network of Mental Health care. It is, together with the Master of General Health Psychology, the only legal access to the practice of Clinical Psychology, and the only one that allows to practice at the hospital level.


The complications of studying the PIR

Obtaining a place within the PIR training is tremendously complicated . There are very few places and a very high level of demand. Specifically, this last year a total of 128 places have been offered throughout the country and a total of 4,173 people have been presented (the increase in the number of places being very much in demand by most professionals in the sector).

The competition is fierce. This forces those who present themselves to make a great effort in order to obtain the best possible score in the exam, for which a large part of them choose either to buy the materials or to take courses in order to prepare for the exam, in different academies. In this article we will review the 10 best academies to prepare the PIR .


The 10 best academies to prepare the opposition to the PIR

Below you will find a selection of the best academies to prepare for the PIR examinations in Spain.

1. CEDE Academy

CEDE is one of the most recognized academies with regard to the preparation of the PIR opposition. It offers the option to acquire only the manuals or to carry out a training in the academy, both in person and remotely (with diploma that certifies the hours taken).

With regard to face-to-face training There are different courses and times according to the locality (in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Valencia, Malaga, Valladolid, Murcia and Granada). It includes very complete manuals that provide a large amount of information (including exams from previous years), the performance of various drills and information about the convocation process and that involves carrying out the PIR.


2. PIR Academy Munilla Star

Along with CEDE, another of the most recognized academies, especially for your notes and schemes along with your support to the student during the course.

Dedicated solely to the preparation of the PIR, it has training both at a distance, in which a follow-up of the evolution of the students is carried out, as well as face-to-face (in Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza, Alicante and Albacete) in which there is usually a class a week or two (in the case of Madrid) with the exception of the intensive ones. Like the previous one, it offers simulations, and It is not necessary to acquire the syllabus to complete the course .

3. FOCO Academy

This academy located in Santiago de Compostela and currently also in Madrid It is also widely known. It offers face-to-face courses (with weekly classes) and blended courses (once a month) in which an active methodology is encouraged.

They have review summaries, but it is intended that the study be done through the original manuals. There is also an online mode .

4. PERSEVER Academy

This academy based in Barcelona It is another of options available when preparing the PIR, with great success. It offers face-to-face modality with one class per week or at a distance. They do not elaborate their own manuals, but the classes are made based on the reference manuals, although these are not included in the price. There are two monthly drills and offer advice, conducting a Mindfulness course and tutoring.

5. APIR Academy

This academy offers both face-to-face and online modalities and provides manuals, simulations, updates and videoclases among others. The face-to-face modality is held once a week on Saturday mornings with the exception of Madrid, where the course is held on Thursday and Friday. If the PIR is not approved, a free repetition of 11 months of course is offered .

The academy APIR Account on sites in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Zaragoza, Alicante, Mallorca, Bilbao, Salamanca, Santiago, Valencia, Cordoba, Granada, Murcia, Tenerife, Malaga and Seville. It is especially relevant that they allow proof of preparation for the PIR exam as a University Master's Degree in Basic Fundamentals and Theory of Psychological Intervention.

6. Academia ADELANTE

Academy that offers a face-to-face preparation with few students per class , offering limited places.It draws up a study guide based on reference manuals and, like other academies, conducts various exam simulations. It offers the title of the training, specifying the hours taken. It has presence in Madrid and Granada.

7. Official College of Psychologists

Although it is not an academy in itself, the Official College of Psychologists offers courses in some territories to prepare for the PIR exam. Examples of this can be found in Bizkaia and Asturias. They offer updated theoretical manuals, official exams , information about the call and the possibility of being tutored. You can find the option of conducting the training in person (which includes obtaining a diploma) or remote.

8. PIRES Academy

This academy It is characterized by offering distance training , in a non-face-to-face manner. It develops its own manuals and diagrams, and performs various simulations (some open to anyone who wants to do it). In addition you can also buy audioclasses whether or not you are a student of this academy.

9. ARKE Academy (Higher School of Applied Studies)

Based in the community of Aragón, this academy offers preparation courses for the PIR examinations in two face-to-face classes, annual or intensive (of five months). They offer their own materials as a complement, but the main material is the original manuals. They also conduct drills and offer advice.

10. Lluís Vives Study Center

In a study center located in Valencia offer intensive courses of preparation for the PIR, conducting classes on Thursdays. They do not generate their own manuals, although they do summarize and provide dossiers with exam questions. It is an economic option that allows you to acquire a base.


DISFUNCIÓN ERÉCTIL: tratamiento natural, por Adolfo Pérez Agustí (June 2024).


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