Please note that this course is not currently running.

Frequently asked questions

What is Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice?

This course aims to provide all existing staff with skills to embed the CYP IAPT five core principles around improving access, increasing awareness and reducing stigma, authentic participation, improved accountability, and evidence-based practice. This rigorous training, accessible at all levels of the workforce, will substantially help advance service development and efficiency.


EEBP is suitable for all staff working with Children and young people (usually around NHS AfC Band 5 equivalent with core competencies in working with the emotional wellbeing of young people and families), and is a great way of advancing service development without the more substantial commitment of the PGDip study.

EEBP practitioners are trained in evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate presentations, much like the Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs), and that means that they can work with young people in an early intervention and preventative way. In previous cohorts we have trained school nurses, Counsellors, Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs), Registered Mental Health Nurses, and paediatric nurses. If you are new to CYP IAPT, or are struggling to see the impact of the principles, this course can really make a difference in your staff development

What qualifications do I need on entry?

EEBP students will need to have studied to a Level 5 (HND, foundation degree, City and guild’s level 5) on entry to the Grad Cert programme and Level 6 for entry to the PG Cert (Bachelor’s degree level).

How does the training work?

All staff receive the most up to date training in:

  • Comprehensive structured assessment that focusses on working alongside the young person and family, developing a shared understanding of the difficulties and supporting them to set their own goals for therapy.
  • Integrating clinically meaningful Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs) at assessment and end of therapy as well as session by session. This helps therapists and young people both identify and understand the difficulties, as well as tracking the progress towards goals and symptom change over time.
  • Evidence-based intervention skills for mild to moderate presentations including brief models of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Behavioural Activation.
  • Authentic participation, involving young people and parents in all aspects of their care and feedback to services.
  • Acting as advocates and change agents to help make services more effective and efficient by practicing and helping to embed the CYP IAPT principles.

What's the time commitment?

EEBP involves 25 days’ study at the University of Exeter, usually between February to December, with an extra 1.5 days as clinical time within service.

Find out more

For further information please click here for the CYP IAPT EEBP Handbook .

For further information please contact us.