Recruit to Train

We are offering a fantastic opportunity to partnerships within the CYP IAPT programme to create new roles to expand  local capacity to deliver evidence based interventions to children, young people and families to meet the workforce transformational objectives set by NHSE and HEE.  These have been restated in the operational planning guidance 2017-19 released on Thursday.

Providers will be fully funded by HEE to recruit new staff to increase capacity in services whilst undertaking one of the CYP IAPT evidence based therapy trainings.

The new staff will undertake a CYP IAPT therapy training starting January 2017. Places are currently available for bands 5,6 or 7 staff to take PGDip in Parenting Programmes0-5’s,  Learning Difficulties/ASD  or PGCert in Evidence Based Counselling, and band 7 staff to take PGDip in Systemic Family Practice for Depression, Self-Harm and Conduct Disorders.  PGDip courses are over 2 years, PGCert is over 1 year.

As ever with CYP IAPT the deadlines are very tight and expressions of interest are being accepted from now on a rolling, first-come, first served basis.



The posts will receive salary support from HEE for 0.5 WTE for 2 years in line with the banding of the posts created.  This will include both on-costs and London-weighting if applicable and will be paid directly to providers. All course fees will also be paid.  Evidence will be needed that these are new posts that increase capacity within your service.

It will be up to the providers and local CCGs to determine at which grade increased capacity would be most effective and sustainable within the context of service/operational structures and Local Transformation Planning.


How to apply

Partnerships are invited to make an initial bid to take 2 or more places per course.  We will consider bids for 1 place where trainees in the applied for modalities are already in the service.

To make a bid please complete the brief pro-forma below and submit ( to enable recruitment to begin by 10th October.

Recruit to Train Application 2016

Draft Job Descriptions and Person Specs, and the timeline are below.

Band 5 Draft Job Description

Band 6 Draft Job Description

Band 7 Draft Job Description

Recruit to Train Timeline

Recruit to Train page – for future updates


Any questions please contact

Alex Goforth, Programme Lead for London & South East CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative

07776 760884

Twitter: @ldnsecypiapt


Dr Duncan Law, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead and Executive Group Chair for London & South East CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative

07776 760899

Twitter: @drduncanlaw



About natashabyrne

Assistant Psychologist for the London and South East Learning Collaborative

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