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, Health Education England (HEE) 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 Collage London (UCL) or King's Collage London (KCL). 



Site applications for Recruit to Train funding are open now (until May 6th). Please email for more information. 

Funding is paid quarterly in arrears, and covers Course fees & Salary Support (Agenda for Change up to mid-point Band 6 + 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. 


Training – PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy

Training – PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy

The newly recruited staff will undertake a 1 year full-time training on the Postgraduate Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy. The course typically starts in Mid-January and during term time, trainees will have around 2.5 days a week for academic work (studying, university etc), and 2.5 days based at the service seeing clients related to their course. 

Pending confirmation of funding and course viability, we are likely to be offering the following modalities:

PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy at UCL (Previous Brochures for Jan 2022 cohort)


PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy at KCL (Previous Brochures for Jan 2022 cohort)


More information

Course brochures can be found by clicking the Module names above. 

Please contact if you have further queries. 

Prospective Services: How do we apply for funding?

Prospective Services: How do we apply for funding?

Service Requirements for Successful Funding Application:


Before submitting an application for Recruit to Train places, please ensure that you have read, understand and are in a position to meet all the requirements below prior to the start of training in early 2023.


  • Provision of a video camera and SD card for recording sessions
  • Provision of an encrypted memory stick
  • Access to Windows computer (Laptop if trainee is working from home)
  • Access to Microsoft Teams and OneDrive


Please note that the funding will only cover salary support (as specified under ‘funding’) and therefore additional costs for travel and equipment etc. will need to be discussed and managed locally. We expect training to have more in person elements for the Jan 2023 cohort. Training will be in held either near Kings Cross Station or Denmark Hill, depending on the University. 

Agreement from service & supervisor for new staff to be released for the required number of days per week throughout the year to attend University training.

Depending on the chosen pathway additional costs might be incurred for training materials and course manuals as needed (such as the Incredible Years manual) – should your application be successful please check with the Recruit to Train Project Manager what are the requirements for the specific therapy modality. We will need to confirm that you have the required manuals at the beginning of the training.



Agreement of relevant supervisor – identified and agreed prior to application. Preference will be given to applications featuring named supervisors.

Named supervisor must have at least 2 years’ supervisory experience in the relevant training modality. The supervision for Recruit to Train staff entails 60 minutes of individual supervision weekly. This supervision will be part of the students learning support and should be in addition to caseload management.

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


Management support

Successful services will be expected to take 1 training place on the PG Certificate in Leading Transformation & Change for a current member of staff moving into a management role. Preference will be given to those who put forward a suitable staff member keen to develop and embed the CYP IAPT principles in service and support the new workforce.

If you already have managers trained on the PG Certificate Leading Transformation & Change (previously known as the CYP IAPT Management course) in the service, we expect these to be overseeing and supporting the new workforce.



Access to relevant cases – for details on numbers of cases required for each training course, please refer to the brochures that you can access via the link above. Please note the brochures are for the 2022 cohort, however will be updated shortly. 



Applications for Services for funding are currently Open with Expressions of Interest due by May 6th 2022. We expect to receive a high volume of applications for trainings this year against a limited number of available places so please do submit your Recruit to Train application as early as possible.  

Please email: for a link to the Expression of Interest form. 

Please see the FAQ  (updated regularly) which has other further information. 

Selected Services: What happens after we receive funding?

Selected Services: What happens after we receive funding?

Please see the FAQ  (updated regularly) which has other further information. 


Confirmation of Receiving Funding: 

If services are successful in their application, they will receive a recruitment pack with information to help them advertise the trainee places. Adverts should be placed as soon as possible after receiving these packs, and recruitment must be complete at least seven weeks before the course starts (to allow for a six weeks notice period and one week induction at the service).

The recruitment process involves applications needing to apply for both the course and the job at the same time. The job advert should contain the relevant University's application documents and links to help with this process.

Services will shortlist and provide these names to the University (via their workforce team contact). The University will check their applications portal to confirm if the candidate has applied and will also review to establish whether they will be eligible for the course. After checking these names, they will send back their considerations and the Service will then be able to move forward and invite candidates to interview. 

Further details will be provided about this process if your service is confirmed as successful. The workforce team also offers recruitment support from the Project Manager via site visits and regular communication via telephone and email.


After Recruitment: 

Your service will receive notifications from HEE's funding team to enable them to begin to process the payments. Funding is paid quarterly in arrears. 

Services should ensure that they have Supervisors in place to support their trainees, with at least weekly one-hour supervisions.  Clinical management is held with the service and the trainees should have their case management reviewed at least once a month. 

During term time, trainees should have 2 days protected study time to either attend university or self-study. There is half a day also reserved for study, however we encourage trainees to use this as they see fit (and agree with Supervisor) to ensure completion of the course (such as visiting University for admin purposes, seeing more cases if they are behind etc.). 

If there are any issues surrounding your trainee that might prevent them from completing the course, please contact  







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