CYP IAPT Supervision

About the CYP IAPT Supervision course

The Supervisor course is an exciting opportunity to develop core CYP IAPT supervision practice, specific supervision skills and is specifically designed to support individuals in their role as Site Supervisors of trainees registered on:

• PgDip CYP IAPT Therapy (Recruit to Train)

• PgCert Children & Young People’s Psychological Wellbeing Practice (CWPs)

• PgDip Educational Mental Health Practice (EMHPs)

University College London & King's College London have joint commission to deliver these training programmes across London and the South East. KCL have already delivered a Supervisors programme for two cohorts and the UCL Supervisors programme will provide additional capacity for a further cohort and the two courses will remain closely aligned.




This is a one year part-time postgraduate programme and is run at both KCL & UCL. University registration will depend on Modality and Location of your Service. 

The UCL course covers these modalities: ASC & LD (Autism Spectrum Conditions & Learning Disabilities).

The KCL course covers these modalities: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Parent Training (PT) or Systemic Family Practice (SFP).

Both Universities also cover Supervisors for EMHP & CWP trainees. In this case, you will typically attend the same university as your trainee.  

For more information, please click on the links to see the previous years (2022 cohort) brochures: KCL Course Brochure and the UCL Course Brochure. 

You will need to have at least 2 years’ experience of supervising in that modality and be either accredited or accreditable in that modality where applicable (for example with BABCP). There are a number of teaching days with all supervisors providing a rich sense of learning from each other, and then monthly modality supervision groups. These groups provide supervisors with a unique and beneficial opportunity to bring their own tapes and dilemmas of supervision and increase their confidence and skills in supervising.

Managers will benefit from your course attendance since good supervision is pivotal in ensuring that CYP IAPT principles are embedded in the service. In addition supervisors are key change agents within organisations. Commissioners will also benefit since effective supervision means that young people are receiving the best service possible. It is expected that you will provide weekly individual or group supervision.

Who can apply?

Who can apply?

Please note: applicants for this course will only be accepted if nominated directly from CAMHS services.

Services should nominate a Supervisor during their bidding for CYP IAPT: Therapy (Recruit to Train) funding. Please discuss with your service lead if you would be interested in a place on the course, and have them email if they would like to discuss further.

Site supervisors will be eligible to apply for the CYP IAPT Certificate in Supervision if they have not already completed the training.

As a minimum university requirement for the course, candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Normally a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology)
  • 4 years professional experience in a CAMHS (or equivalent) setting and two years of experience supervising.
  • The course will consider candidates who do not meet these criteria on a case by case basis.
  • The English language requirement for this programme is Band D.


How to apply?

How to apply?

If nominated by your service, you still need to apply to the University. For more information about the course, including content, structure, fees, qualifications and to make an application, please email and they will direct you to the correct University Application link.

Recruitment will be starting this summer (around August 2021) for CYP IAPT Supervision places, with a course start date for early 2022. Please discuss with your service lead and manager if you would be interested in a place on the course, and email if you have any questions related to service applications.

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