Set out below are the formal qualifications of Alan R Finer.
- Diploma in Physical Education - St Paul's College, Cheltenham 1962
- Diploma in Education - Nottingham University 1968
- Diploma in Educational Studies - Nottingham University 1968
- M Phil (Education) Nottingham University 1971
- MSc Developmental Psychology - Distinction - Leicester University 1974
- MSc Educational Psychology - Manchester University 1976 (with clinical training in psychopathology and abnormal psychology)
- In preparation - doctorate in Psychology - Department of Psychology, Hull University