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Recruit to Train

Information for candidates about the Recruit to Train Programme.

Service Information About the Recruit to Train Programme

This page is for services to learn more about the course CYP IAPT Therapy/Recruit to Train course and its funding. 

Information for Prospective Students: If you are a prospective student, please view our Postgraduate Studies page to find the relevant information. 

CYP IAPT Recruit to Train

To meet the targets of training new staff and increase the offer of evidenced based interventions for children and young people, National Health Service England (NHSE) are funding services to create new therapist roles and recruit candidates suitable to undertake CYP IAPT Therapy training.

Aims of the programme:

  • Increase capacity by expanding the workforce.

  • Further embed evidence-based practice.

  • Recruit to Train staff will have a role as change agents to accelerate transformation in services through use of feedback and outcomes tools and collaborative practice and participation with children, young people and families.

Mental Health Services in London & South East will create Recruit to Train Mental Health Practitioner roles based in the service who will be training in the PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy with University College London (UCL) or King's College London (KCL). 

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Funding is paid quarterly in arrears, and covers Course fees & Salary Support (Agenda for Change Band 6 (up to mid-point) + HCAS +25% on costs). If you receive funding, your service will also have preference to securing training places on the IAPT Supervisors and Leadership courses to help support your service delivery and transformation further. 

Please view the sections below for more information about how to apply for funding to create these places.