Published date: 1 December 2021

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Closing: 5 January 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

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Published date

1 December 2021

Closing date

5 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

5 September 2022

Contract end date

4 September 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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Provision of Mental Health Training across Health Education England's Southeast region and specifically within the areas of Kent, Surrey & Sussex.

The Masters course will have a cognitive behavioural theoretical base with preference for approaches with the soundest evidence and where cognitive and behavioural techniques are integrated in therapy. In addition to providing practical intensive and detailed skills training to facilitate skill development to a defined standard of competency, a course will aim to increase students' knowledge base of theory and research in CBT, and to promote a critical approach to the subject. It will also aim to equip students to become skilled and creative independent CBT practitioners, in accordance with BABCP guidelines for good practise, and to contribute to the further development of CBT.

The course will provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the following areas:
• To develop practical competency in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for common psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety
• To develop critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature relating to CBT
At the end of the course students will be able to:
• Construct maintenance and developmental CBT conceptualisations for depression and anxiety disorders.
• Develop CBT specific treatment plans.
• Practice CBT with depression and anxiety disorders systematically, creatively and with good clinical outcome.
• Deal with complex issues arising in CBT practice.
• Take personal responsibility for clinical decision making in straightforward and more complex situations.
• Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving therapeutic problems
• Practice as "scientist practitioners" advancing their knowledge and understanding and develop new skills to a high level.
• Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the principles of CBT and the evidence base for the application of CBT techniques.
• Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of CBT for depression and anxiety disorders.
• Have a critical understanding of the theoretical and research evidence for cognitive behaviour models and an ability to evaluate the evidence.
• Demonstrate an ability to sensitively adapt CBT and ensure equitable access to diverse cultures and values.

Lot 1- Provision for delivery of Adult IAPT High Intensity Therapist (HIT) education.
Lot 2 -Provision for the delivery of Children and Young People's Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) education
Lot 3 - Provision for the delivery of Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) education
Lot 4 -Provision for delivery of Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Modality education

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About the buyer

Contact name

Philip Scott


Blenheim House