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Contact details

Ms Nikki Bedwin

Email: nicola.bedwin@annafreud.org

Tel: +44 (0)20 7443 2272

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

T.B.C. (PT)

Overseas 2013/14:

T.B.C. (PT)

Places on this programme are funded by the employee's trust. For further details, contact the Anna Freud Centre, or visit the IAPT website.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

Interdisciplinary: not an assessed unit
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

CYP IAPT Management Postgraduate Certificate

The new Postgraduate Certificate in CYP IAPT Management, a Department of Health Initiative, aims to provide managers with the necessary background knowledge and understanding to implement change within their CAMHS service, the practical tools to manage this change effectively and a framework for reflective practice and evaluation of the implementation process.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

This programme provides specialist post-qualification training for CAMHS Service Leads within the CYP IAPT model, following the curriculum specified by the Department of Health. Focusing specifically on CBT for internalising problems (anxiety and depression) and Parent Training for conduct problems, the programme is designed to improve the access and capacity of psychological therapy within CAMHS.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The programme is based and taught at the Anna Freud Centre, a national charity with a worldwide reputation.

It is a centre of practice, research and learning, which offers treatment for distressed children and support and advice for parents, trains mental health professionals to understand children's emotional development, and carries out pioneering research into effective ways to help young people suffering emotional distress.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. The programme consists of two core modules, each worth 30 credits.

Core Modules

  • CYP-IAPT: CAMHS Service & Clinical Leadership: Embedding CYP IAPT through Cultural Change 1
  • CYP-IAPT: CAMHS Service & Clinical Leadership: Embedding CYP IAPT through Cultural Change 2


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Not Applicable.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered at the Anna Freud Centre, and is taught by leading practitioners in the field. Teaching is a combination of classes, tutorials, small group workshops, seminars and supervised project work. Assessment is through written assignments, oral assessment and a project report of 5,000-8,000 words.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

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.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply


The closing date for applications is 30 September 2013. The application to the CYP/IAPT course is not an ordinary application process. Partnerships have a preliminary stage where they bid to become part of the London Child IAPT collaborative. Managers, supervisors and therapists are then put forward by these particular partnerships to take part in the course. Therefore, you have to be working within an organisation which is part of an existing Child IAPT collaborative to be considered for this course.

Who can apply?

The programme is aimed specifically at experienced service leads who are responsible for implementing the new CYP IAPT programme within their CAMHS service.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study CYP IAPT Management at graduate level
  • why you want to study CYP IAPT Management at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this rigorous programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Graduates of this programme will develop their skills in leading service change to deliver evidence-based, quality driven, outcomes informed services. They will gain critical knowledge of the theoretical, research and implementation literature that underpins such service change, and will be well placed to make the necessary changes within their CAMHS service.

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