IAPT Course Accreditation
BABCP is working with IAPT and the IAPT Accreditation Oversight Group to accredit all the new high intensity training courses
set up under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme. Below is a description of the process involved for accreditation
of High Intensity Courses.
Accreditation of IAPT Courses
The National Implementation Plan for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme has recognised the requirement for
the training programmes for the High Intensity Therapy Workers to be formally accredited. This accreditation will be led by the British
Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) which already has a system in place for the
accreditation of CBT Training in the UK.
An Oversight Group of accreditation of IAPT training has been established with representatives of key professional and stakeholder
bodies which will have responsibility for reviewing this process at the end of the academic year. Accreditation will ensure that the
training provided meets both the demands of the IAPT core curriculum, whilst also meeting BABCP minimum requirements for training as
a CBT practitioner. The expectation is that all successful trainees, who have completed the High Intensity courses, will be able to
apply for individual accreditation as a CBT Therapist at the end of their course and contribute as fully trained staff in the IAPT
sites in the future.