Leadership Academy



Introduction Text:
The Mary Seacole programme is six months long with 100 hours of online study, plus three face-to-face behavioural workshops delivered locally.

The programme can be undertaken in one of two ways:

  • Nationally with multiple intakes a year
  • Through a locally-tailored programme provided by your healthcare organisation, primary care network or training hub

Learning is accessed through:

  • The NHS Leadership Academy’s virtual campus, which includes programme films, interactive content, discussion forums and online resources
  • Three one day face to face skills workshops working with expert facilitators delivered around the country

The programme is delivered in 12 units, each taking between five and ten hours of online study time:

  • Units 1-8 covers leadership fundamentals and build on each other as the programme progresses
  • Units 9-12 are flexible and can be taken at any point in the programme. These relate to the core management skills of:

– Fundamentals of Finance – Recruitment and selection – Fundamentals of HR – Appraisals and annual review

Assessment is based on online activity, attendance to all three face to face workshops, contributing to the online discussion forums throughout and submission of a 2,000 word assignment demonstrating how you’ve developed and applied your leadership. Successful completion will lead to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership.

Supporting documents

The Mary Seacole programme: Terms and Conditions (19909 downloads)

The Mary Seacole programme: Participant Guide (40235 downloads)

The Mary Seacole programme: Line Manager Guide (5703 downloads)