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Child and Young Person IAPT Management PG Cert

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.

Key information

Programme starts

November 2017

Modes and duration

Part time: 1 year

Tuition fees (2017/18)

See fees note (below) (FT)
See fees note (below) (FT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 1 June 2017
Close: 30 September 2017

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. Fees for this programme are available on request from the department.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

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.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree information

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.

Students undertake two modules to the value of 60 credits.

The programme consists of two core modules, each worth 30 credits.

Core modules

The Postgraduate Certificate in CYP IAPT Management course is divided into two core modules which run in parallel over the year.

  • 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 National Centre for Children and Families, and is taught by leading practitioners in the field. The course is made up of 12 formal teaching days spread over the year, and four study days. 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 information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Child and Young Person IAPT Management PG Cert


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

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


Graduates of this programme will develop their skills in leading service change to deliver evidence-based, and quality- and outcomes-driven 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.

Recent career destinations for this degree

  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Brandon Centre
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Whittington Hospital (NHS)
  • Manager of Children's Psychiatric Services, NHS (National Health Service)
  • NHS Director, NHS (National Health Service)
  • NHS Team Leader, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why study this degree at UCL?

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

The specific aims for the Postgraduate Certificate in CYP IAPT Management are:

  • to extend the delivery of evidence-based practice by training specific members of the clinical team
  • to embed processes of outcome evaluation including session monitoring
  • to ensure that user participation is central to the implementation process
  • to extend development of multi-agency care pathways according to the specific context of each service.

Department: Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

Student / staff numbers › 185 staff including 129 postdocs › 635 taught students › 477 research students

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Division of Psychology & Language Sciences
83% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Application and next steps


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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
30 September 2017

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 programme. Therefore, you have to be working within an organisation which is part of an existing Child IAPT collaborative to be considered for this programme.

For more information see our Applications page.

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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.

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