Intake 11: 24-month programme

Please note: Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is not available for this intake but will be available during intake 12 commencing in October 2017.  Recruitment for intake 12 will follow later this year.



Applications open Monday 30 January
Applications close Tuesday 18 April
Notification of programme and bursary application outcome Week commencing Monday 24 April

(application outcomes will be sent to the email address provided in your application)



If as part of the application process a call with University Programme Directors is necessary these will take place on the dates shown in the section ‘Academic checks’ further down the page.  You’ll be able to select your preferred date within your application.  For more information as to whether this may be relevant for you consult the applicant guide.


Cohort 11.1


All residentials will take place in Leeds at the NHS Leadership Academy.


Residential 1 (4 days; 3 nights) 19-22 June 2017 (Mon-Thu) 
Residential 2 (3 days; 2 nights) 27 February-1 March 2018 (Tue-Thu)
Residential 3 (3 days; 2 nights) 4-6 September 2018 (Tue-Thu)
Residential 4 (1 day; 1 night) 27 June 2019 (Thu)


Cohort 11.2


All residentials will take place in Leeds at the NHS Leadership Academy.


Residential 1 (4 days; 3 nights) 3-6 July 2017 
Residential 2 (3 days; 2 nights) 13-15 March 2018 (Tue-Thu)
Residential 3 (3 days; 2 nights) 25-27 September 2018 (Tue-Thu) 
Residential 4 (1 day; 1 night) 11 July 2019 (Thu)


Action Learning Sets (ALS)


The ALS meets eleven times during the programme for full day working sessions; dates and locations will be negotiated and agreed within your ALS and there will be some travel involved.


Individual and group tutorials


You will have individual and group tutorials over the duration of this programme. These will take place during specified weeks, but the day and time of tutorials (including evenings and weekends) will be mutually agreed with groups/individuals. Tutorials will take place either online, by telephone or face-to-face.


Academic checks (if required)


During the application process, you may be contacted via telephone by University Programme Directors if clarity is needed in relation to professional and educational qualifications, or if further information is needed about your current role and previous experience. The following dates are available and can be selected within your application:


  • Tuesday 7 February (am)
  • Friday 10 February (2-5pm)
  • Wednesday 15 February (pm)
  • Tuesday 21 February (am)
  • Thursday 23 February (4-6pm)
  • Wednesday 15 March (all day)
  • Wednesday 22 March (am)
  • Thursday 30 March (all day)
  • Monday 3 April (2-5pm)
  • Monday 10 April (4-6pm)
  • Thursday 20 April (2-5pm)


24-month programme 
Full programme cost £16, 500
NHS subsidised cost* £6, 000


*This cost applies to those who work for organisations providing NHS funded care

Bursary information

The NHS Leadership Academy places diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything that we do. Inclusion is one of our four key strategic aims and therefore must be sown across and throughout our work.


In offering our programmes, we pay attention to inclusion in relation to both content and how our programmes are delivered. We must also ensure that access to our programmes reflects the richness and diversity of our workforce.


To this end, we now have a bursary scheme to support talented applicants who are from groups under-represented across leadership levels and whom, without the bursary, would otherwise miss out on opportunities to access the excellent quality professional leadership programmes that the Academy offer. Specifically, the scheme is available to individuals of the following groups;


  • BAME
  • People with disabilities
  • LGBTQ+



More information on bursaries

How do you apply?