About the Recruit to Train programme

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 (began in January 2020).

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

Information for Candidates: The next round of recruitment for the CYP IAPT Therapy Recruit to Train programme is likely to open in August 2020 for a 2021 course start.

Mental Health Services in London & South East will release job adverts for Recruit to Train Mental Health practitioner roles based in the service who will be training in the PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy with UCL or KCL. Interested and qualified candidates will have to make a dual application: one for the job role with the service and one for the course PG Dip in CYP IAPT Therapy with either KCL or UCL. (Instructions will be included in the job advert).

Information for Services: Site applications for Recruit to Train will open mid-May – please email cypiapt@annafreud.org for more information.

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 starting early 2021.  Pending confirmation of funding and course viability, we are likely to be offering the following modalities:

 

PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy at UCL

 

PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy at KCL

 

More information

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

For more information about the PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy please contact cypiapt@annafreud.org

How do I apply to become a Recruit to Train practitioner?

How do I apply to become a Recruit to Train practitioner?

Recruitment will be starting this summer (around August 2020) for Recruit to Train practitioner roles with a course start date for early 2021. Please look out for job adverts and sign up to the expression of interest form to be informed of developments.

As soon as funding for the programme is confirmed by Health Education England, services will advertise for Recruit to Train practitioners. This is often through sites such as jobs.nhs.uk and healthjobsuk.com so we recommend setting up automatic job searches/notifications with the following terms:

  • ‘Recruit to Train Practitioner’
  • ‘CYP IAPT practitioner’

If you have signed up to express your interest, we will email as soon as we have been notified that a job has been advertised (however this depends on when we are notified so please do not solely rely on this).

When you apply for a job, there will be guidance embedded into the advert about applying for the university course – you will need to apply to both the job and the university to be shortlisted for the role.

Each service has their own criteria for assessing applications and so please pay attention to the person specification for each role but as a minimum university requirement for the course, candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • A minimum of 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) AND/OR a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, social work, nursing) from a UK university of overseas professional qualification of an equivalent standards
  • Two years’ experience of working within a professional setting concerned with the mental health of children and young people or families (e.g. as a mental health worker).
  • Experience of working professionally with children & families (e.g. as family support worker, psychosocial liaison, midwife, health visitor)
  • Capability to complete academic work at postgraduate diploma level, including IELTS or equivalent to the appropriate level for students with English as a foreign language (BAND D)

 

Please see the FAQ (updated regularly) for other information. 

Recruit to Train information for Services

Recruit to Train information for Services

Service requirements for a successful application

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING TO COMPLETE YOUR 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 2021.

 

Equipment:

  • Provision of a video camera and SD card for recording sessions
  • Provision of an encrypted memory stick
  • Access to Windows computer

 

Organisational:

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

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.

 

Supervision

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.

 

Caseload

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.

 

Deadlines

The deadline is 30th June 2020.  Completed applications received by then will be given preferential treatment, though we will continue to accept applications into July.  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.  

If services are successful in their application, they will need to ensure that their applicants have applied for the corresponding CYP IAPT training course at the same time as applying for the role within your service, and that candidates are asked to include their job application reference in their training applications.  This will enable the HEIs to give feedback on candidates to employers prior to interview and ensure that applicants meet the requirements of the University training course.  Further details will be provided about this process if your service is confirmed as successful as well as bespoke recruitment support from the Project Manager via site visits and regular communication via telephone and email.

CYP IAPT RECRUIT TO TRAIN 2021 APPLICATION BID – if would like to receive the application form in order to place a bid for Recruit to Train posts, please contact Hope Bull hope.bull@annafreud.org

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

CYP IAPT Supervision Course

CYP IAPT Supervision Course

PG Cert: CYP IAPT Supervision

The Supervisor course is an exciting opportunity to develop core CYP IAPT supervision practice and also specific supervision skills in a modality of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), PT (Parent Training), SFP (Systemic Family Practice), and ASC & LD (Autism Spectrum Conditions & Learning Disabilities).

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?

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 hope.bull@annafreud.org 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.

This course is run at both KCL & UCL and University registration will depend on Modality and Location of your Service. Please click on the links to see the KCL Course Brochure and the UCL Course Brochure

 

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 hope.bull@annafreud.org who will direct you to the correct University Application link.

Recruitment will be starting this summer (around August 2020) for CYP IAPT Supervision places, with a course start date for early 2021. Please discuss with your service lead and manager if you would be interested in a place on the course, and email hope.bull@annafreud.org if you have any questions.

Leading Transformation & Change Course

Leading Transformation & Change Course

PG Cert: Leading Transformation & Change: Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

This course is for CYPMH and Wellbeing leaders and mangers across health, social care, and education within in the NHS, schools, others statutory and third sectors.  This focus of the course is to provide leaders and managers with an effective learning environment and toolkit by which to deliver their service change and transformations objectives.

The course will benefit anyone in a leadership role implementing change in CYPMH and Wellbeing provision including:

  • Senior school staff involved in the EMHP and Mental Health Teams in schools,
  • Clinical Leads in NHS CAMHS implementing CYP IAPT and/or the CWP programme
  • Commissioners and Social Care leads who are driving service transformation
  • Managers and Senior Clinicians in CYPMH & Wellbeing charities and third sector organisations

 Please click the link to view the Leading Transformation & Change Course Brochure.

 

Who can apply?

Please note: applicants for this course will only be accepted if nominated directly from selected CAMHS services. For more information, please contact the Programme Officer.

Successful services that apply for funding places of the CYP IAPT: Therapy (Recruit to Train Practitioner) course will be expected to take 1 training place on the PG Certificate in Leading Transformation & Change for a member of staff moving into or currently in 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 services 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.

Please discuss with your service lead if you would be interested in a place on the course, and have them email hope.bull@annafreud.org if they would like to discuss further.

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

  • Normally a minimum of 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) and/or a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, psychology, social work) from a UK university or overseas professional qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • Candidates without a degree, but with a minimum of three years professional experience in a CAMHS (or equivalent) setting together with a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.
  • Capability to complete academic work at postgraduate diploma level, including IELTS or equivalent to the appropriate level for students with English as a foreign language (BAND D)

 

How do I 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 visit the UCL webpage.

Recruitment will be starting this summer (around August 2020) for Leading Transformation & Change places, with a course start date for early 2021.

 

                       

 

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