Recruit to Train information 2017

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**Please note: HEE are in the process of confirming funding arrangements for the 2018 RtT cohort. As a result, we are offering organisations the opportunity to submit an expression of interest application form.
Once the funding has been confirmed, these applications will be reviewed. If your bid is accepted by the learning collaborative you will be asked to confirm that you are still committed to filling the training places before proceeding.


We are offering services in partnerships within the CYP IAPT programme the opportunity to create new capacity 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 2018) are recruited.

The posts will:

  • Increase capacity in services by increasing the workforce
  • 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 2018. Places will be available on all therapy training courses.  Specific information on the content and modules, as well as course and caseload requirements for each training programme can be found here.


*Please note: HEE are in the process of confirming funding arrangements for 2018. Funding for the previous RtT cohort was provided up to mid-point band 6, and came with on-costs (at 25%) and higher cost area weighting (where applicable). We anticipate that the same funding will be available for 2018; however, it is also possible this might be reduced.

  • 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.


The early-bird deadline is 30th June.  Completed partnership applications received by then will be given preferential treatment, though we will continue to accept partnership applications into July.  We expect to receive a high volume of applications for trainings this year so please do submit your partnership recruit to train application as early as possible.   We cannot guarantee that all applicants will be successful.

If services are successful in their application, they will need to ensure that their recruited candidates 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.  Further details will be provided about this process if your service is confirmed as successful.

How to apply

Partnerships are invited to make an initial bid to take 2 or more places, on one or more courses.  We will consider bids for 1 course place where CYP IAPT trainees/recent graduates in the applied-for-modalities are already in the service.

Once the collaborative has agreed to allocate places the partnership will take responsibility to recruit and employ suitable candidates and commit to providing appropriate supervision and clinical cases to complete training.

For more information and to make a bid please complete the brief pro-forma below and submit to ( to enable recruitment to begin by July 2017.

Partnership – Recruit to Train (2018) Application Form

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

Example band 5 JD and PS

Example band 6 JD and PS

Recruit to Train – Timeline (2017-2019)

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

Recruit to Train FAQs

Any questions please contact:

Louise Ellis, New Workforce Project Manager