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Leadership in CYP-MH Services PGCert

Please note: Recruitment for 2024 has now concluded. This page is in the process of being updated for 2025

About the Course

King’s College London (KCL) have set up a formal consortium to deliver the London CYP IAPT training (Children and Young Peoples, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) for further information please visit the CYP MH Workforce Development Website. Courses are delivered to current Managers, Supervisors and Therapists of selected CAMHS services, which have formed a collaborative group for London and the South-East of England.

This course if for CYPMH and Wellbeing leaders and mangers across health, social care, and education within in the NHS, schools, others statutory and third sectors.  This focus of the course is to provide leaders and managers with an effective learning environment and toolkit by which to deliver their service change and transformations objectives. The course will benefit anyone in a leadership role implementing change in CYPMH and Wellbeing provision including:

  • Senior school staff involved in the EMHP and Mental Health Teams in schools,
  • Clinical Leads in NHS CAMHS implementing CYP IAPT and/or the CWP programme
  • Commissioners and Social Care leads who are driving service transformation
  • Managers and Senior Clinicians in CYPMH & Wellbeing charities and third sector organisations

If you would like further information about the Leadership programme at King’s, please refer to our course brochure:

KCL Leadership in CYP-MH services PGCert Cohort 3 January 2024 - KCL Programme Brochure.pdf

For more information about CYP-MH courses at KCL, please contact

For information about the Leadership programme based at UCL (Anna Freud Centre), please visit the AFC website.

How to apply

Applicants will have to be nominated by a service. If you are interested in this training and would like further information, please email

Application process

It is essential that you read the information below carefully prior to completing the application.

  • Please be sure to complete all the sections of the form with all relevant information (all questions with a red asterisk next to them are mandatory and you will not be able to submit without answering these).
  • You must submit a completed application form – we cannot process any incomplete applications.

To apply: click on the following link to apply to KCL online: (Please use either Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser. The application portal is not optimised for Internet Explorer).

For information on how to apply to KCL online, please refer to the application guidance:

KCL Leadership PGCert Cohort 3 January 2024 - KCL Application Guidance.pdf

When to apply

The KCL application portal will open on the 31st of July 2023. The deadline for applications is Monday 20th November 2023.

Teaching for the Leadership course will start on Monday 15th January 2024.

Entry requirements

  • Qualifications: Normally, a minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relavent academic subject (e.g. Psychology, Education, Childhood Development, Social Work, etc), OR any subject with further training or experience in a relevant field (e.g. Teaching/TA; Learning Support; HCA; Youth Work; Counselling, etc)*

AND/OR a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject ( e.g. medicine, psychology, social work ) from a UK university of overseas professional qualification of an equivalent standards. Candidates without a degree but with a minimum 3 years professional experience in a CYP service setting together with a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.

English Language Requirements: Capability to complete academic work at postgraduate diploma level, including IELTS or equivalent to the appropriate level for students with English as a foreign language (BAND D).

*Applicants who do not fulfil the academic criteria are encouraged to apply and may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further queries.

Priorities given to leads directly working with supervisors and trainees on CYP MH programmes.

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