Leadership Academy


Programmes to help you grow as a leader

Our programmes are designed to help everyone in the NHS discover their full leadership potential and achieve the highest standards in health and care.

Leadership development programmes

Edward Jenner programme

Want to get ready for your first leadership or management role? The Edward Jenner programme will build your foundation-level leadership skills.

A self-guided suite of short courses. Online with interactive discussions.

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Mary Seacole programme

If you’re in your first leadership role, the Mary Seacole programme will develop your knowledge and skills in leadership and management.

100 hours of online learning plus three behavioural workshops.

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Rosalind Franklin programme

For mid-level leaders aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services or systems.

120 hours of online learning, four days of workshops and small group work.

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme

For middle to senior leaders, this programme will help you challenge the status quo, drive lasting change and prepare for senior roles.

24-month programme, leads to MSc in Healthcare Leadership

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Nye Bevan programme

If you’re a senior leader who wants to move into a board role, the Nye Bevan programme will help you develop the skills attitudes and behaviours you need to succeed.

12-month programme. Online learning, residential workshop and self-managed learning sets.

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Stepping Up programme

For Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues, Stepping Up will help you develop your leadership and management.

5-month programme. Face to face, online and workplace-based learning.

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Ready Now programme

Ready Now supports senior BAME leaders to move into board level positions and significantly more senior roles.

12-month programme. Face to face, online and workplace-based learning, plus a three-day residential.

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NHS-LA -Apprenticeships

NHS Leadership Academy is working with apprenticeship providers to offer access to our leadership development programmes as part of apprenticeships.

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Foundations in System Leadership; collaborating in health and care


A programme for people working in health and care, who want to improve the way they collaborate across organisational and professional boundaries to design and deliver better health outcomes.

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