Taught course

Leading Transformation and Change: Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

UCL - University College London · Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

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.

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.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Leading Transformation and Change, 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.

The programme aims to support you in the implementation of your transformation and change objectives. The programme firstly aims to be a resource for you in achieving locally determined goals. In this way, the intention is to ensure that the teaching, the small group work and the assignments are all designed to support real world challenges and planned change rather than being an additional academic burden to participants who already have to manage high levels of demand with their work settings.

The intention of the programme is to enable you to reflect on your own knowledge and expertise and to apply your previous experience in the implementation of the CYP IAPT programme.

The programme aims to facilitate learning between managers and leaders and across services, by enabling learning about each other’s context and by facilitating joint problem solving around implementation problems.

The programme is based and taught at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, a national charity delivering pioneering mental health care. 

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme is delivered at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and is taught by leading practitioners in the field. It 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.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214