Applications for the programme are now closed. You can register your interest in future cohorts here.
Our most popular 6-month leadership development programme, designed in partnership with global experts, recently refreshed and delivered by experienced facilitators to develop your knowledge and skills in leadership and management.
Some organisations deliver the Mary Seacole programme internally, and although we try and advise applicants of this where appropriate, it’s always a good idea to check with your HR or learning and development team first before applying.
12 modules covering leadership fundamentals, leading for improvement and management skills.
Who is it for?
First time leaders in healthcare. It’s for you if you are in a ‘formal’ position of leadership with responsibilities for people and services, and able to relate what you learn to your workplace. You must be able to commit to a minimum of 5 hours of study per week.
Watch this short (2:41 min) video with Kate Ward, Mary Seacole participant, talking about why she’d chosen the programme, what to expect from it and what it has given her.
Why should I join the programme?
- The Mary Seacole programme is grounded in reality and results in real workplace application.
- It provides balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice.
- It empowers people in their first formal leadership position to turn their success into consistent team success and to champion compassionate patient care.
How can I join the programme as part of an apprenticeship?
You can also join the programme as part of an apprenticeship offered by one of NHS Leadership Academy’s partner providers.
Apprenticeships are available in a range of disciplines including Leadership and Management, Digital, Project Management, Sustainability and many more.
They incorporate the Mary Seacole programme as part of the apprenticeship or offer it as an optional extra. This offers learners the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification from the apprenticeship and NHS Leadership Academy’s leadership development programme in one course. Find out more about these apprenticeships and how they work.