Recruit to Train Information (2019)

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We are offering providers and commissioning bodies in partnerships within the CYP IAPT programme the opportunity to create new capacity and capability within their services for delivering evidence-based interventions. In order to meet the target of training 1700 new staff and offering evidenced based interventions to 70,000 more children and young people annually by 2020, Health Education England (HEE) are funding services to work with the Learning Collaborative to create new therapist roles into which candidates suitable to undertake CYP IAPT therapy training (beginning in January 2019) are recruited.

The posts will:

  • Increase capacity in services by increasing the workforce, and in doing so support local CCG geographies reach NHSE access targets
  • Further embed evidence based practice
  • 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.


The new staff will undertake a CYP IAPT therapy training starting January 2019.  Specific information on the content and modules, as well as course and caseload requirements for each training programme can be found here. (Please note, this information is from 2017, and is subjective to some of degree of change.  Links to updated information will be sent to those expressing an interest via the link below.)


Training places are paid for by Health Education England, who will also make salary support available.

Funding for salary support will be available to providers and CCGs up to mid-point band 6, and will come with on-costs (at 25%) and higher cost area weighting (where applicable).

  • Posts for PGDips (which run over 2 years) will receive salary support from HEE for 0.5 WTE for 2 years in line with the banding of the posts created.
  • Posts for PGCert in Evidence Based Counselling Practice (which runs over 1 year) will receive salary support from HEE for 1.0 WTE for 1 year in line with the banding of the posts created.

It will be up to the providers and local CCGs to determine at which grade (up to mid-point of band 6) increased capacity would be most effective and sustainable within the context of service/operational structures and Local Transformation Planning.

Expression of Interest

If you are a potential training candidate interested in accessing a training post, you can express your interest here.

More Information

Draft Job Descriptions and Person Specifications.

Example band 5 JD and PS

Example band 6 JD and PS

For more information about the Recruit to Train programme, please take a look at our FAQ page below:

Recruit to Train FAQs

You can contact Irina Nedelcu, Project Manager with any questions: