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    1 year part time

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  • Last Updated

    09 May 2017

Course content

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 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. There are no optional modules for this programme. Nor is there a large dissertation/report assessment.

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

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.


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.

Top 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

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.

Visit the Child and Young Person IAPT Management - PGCert page on the University College London website for more details!




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