PYMLET-Leadership Training Theory for Children and Young People's IAPT

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: PYMLEP Leadership Training Practice for Children and Young People's IAPT
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Ms Pam Myles


Summary module description:
A core principle of Children and Young People’s IAPT is to transform organisations into bodies capable of commissioning and delivering a maximised combination of best clinical effect with cost. This module aims to train leaders in the theory of CYP IAPT in order to assist in the transformation of organisations into bodies capable of meeting these challenges and to strengthen delivery of mental health and wellbeing care for the children and young people sustainably into the future.


A. To develop competency in leading service change to deliver evidence-based, quality driven, outcomes informed services

B. To have critical knowledge of the theoretical, research and implementation literature that underpins such service change

C. The learning objectives are for students to:

• Understand the Children and Young People’s IAPT project

• Understand the importance of key-pivotal elements that they will be responsible for knitting together in transforming their services

• Know how to bring about the changes necessary to implement these key elements

• Understand how to maintain changes – sustainability


Assessable learning outcomes:
At the end of the course students will:
1.Understand the service objectives in the Children and Young People’s IAPT project
2.Understand clinical and service Outcomes and Evaluation in Children and Young People’s IAPT
3.Understand how outcomes and evaluation will be used in supervision and practice to guide delivery of care
4.Understand the establishment of young people’s participation within their service
5. Understand the degree to which their existing service meets IAPT objectives
6.Understand theories of complex organisations and processes of organisational change
7.Understand how theory and evidence from implementation science can be used to achieve IAPT objectives
8.Understand the new NHS commissioning system and how to engage with it
9.Understand value for money, payment by results and other commissioning priorities
10.Understanding of health economics and values based system change for Children and Young People’s MH Services including the financial systems present within NHS, local authorities in so far as they relate to CAMHS
11.Be able to prepare for AQP, PbR and have an understanding of how to demonstrate value for money
12.Understand demand capacity theory and models and how they relate to CAMHS
13.Have an understanding of workforce planning including job planning
14.Understand performance management systems that link job planning, appraisal, CPD with needs assessments and workforce planning in order to improve service design in line with IAPT objectives
15.Understand service design

Additional outcomes:
•Academically, students will develop skills in critical appraisal of research and develop theory-practice links
•Reflective practice will be integrated as part of all training within the module.

Outline content:
It is expected that this curriculum will be delivered in mixed format of formal learning and experiential ‘guided action learning’. Trainees will be implementing change as they learn and learning from that experience with the support of the course leads, experts and their own peers.

The content follows a national curriculum.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The aims of this module will be achieved through the formal course, which will incorporate tutorials, role-plays, video recordings and small group discussions and a ‘simulation’ exercise in leadership and changing services.

Contact hours: 

•    10 days in total 

•    Total contact hours: 60 hours

•    Total contact hours for this module will be a minimum of 300, to include lectures and guided independent study.



Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials/seminars   38.5 24.5
Other contact (eg study visits)      
Total hours   38.5 24.5
Number of essays or assignments      
Other (eg major seminar paper) 1. Video (e.g. team or management meetings of relevance to the tasks)

2. Guided role play of scenarios relevant to the course e.g. managing relationships with commissioners or conflict and challenges around change

3. 360 degree appraisals


Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Other information on summative assessment:

There are 4 parts to this assessment. 

1. Video (e.g. workshop of relevance to the CYP IAPT project dealing with a conflict issue) 

2. A 1000 word reflective analysis related to the video

3. Guided role play of scenario relevant to the course e.g. managing relationships with commissioners or conflict and challenges around change with staff

4. 360 degree appraisal which must be marked as satisfactory.

These 4 parts are equally weighted.


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:

A mark of at least 50% in every skills-based assessment (Assessment numbers 1 and 3).

A mark of at least 50% in every academic-based assessment (Assessment number 2). 

A mark of ‘satisfactory’ on the 360 appraisal (Assessment number 4). 

A minimum of 80% attendance is required. 


Reassessment arrangements:

Students who do not obtain the required pass mark or whose appraisals are not deemed satisfactory will be given the opportunity to resubmit, on one further occasion, any individual assessment that has been failed. The re-sit grade for the video and guided role-play cannot exceed 50%.

Completion of studies is dependent on employment within an IAPT service. Students must successfully pass all modules of the training programme. Therefore a student’s studies may be terminated if they are no longer working in an IAPT service, no longer have access to an IAPT caseload or fail coursework at second attempt.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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