Recruit to Train information 2017

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**Please note: Applications for the January 2018 Recruit to Train cohort have now CLOSED.


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.


Funding will be provided 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.


The deadline for applications has now closed.

More Information

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