Key dates and locations for the Nye Bevan programme

When applying for the Nye Bevan programme, it is important that participants ensure they are free to attend all cohort dates. The Nye Bevan programme is part of a large portfolio of leadership development programmes and as such many factors are taken into account when scheduling the final cohort dates. Cohort dates are also unable to be constrained by school holiday dates:


Knowing Yourself and Others Broadening Horizons Making the Case for Change Viva and Learning Set Meeting 5
Cohort 21  9 to 13 October 2017  10 to 12 January 2018  16 to 18 April 2018  28 and 29 June 2018
Cohort 22  16 to 20 October 2017  15 to 17 January 2018  23 to 25 April 2018  5 and 6 July 2018
Cohort 23  13 to 17 November 2017  22 to 24 January 2018  25 to 27 April 2018  9 and 10 July 2018



*All residentials will take place in Leeds at the NHS Leadership Academy, No. 3 The Embankment, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4GP

Learning sets are subject to individual participants region.

Assessment Dates

Once you have submitted your application form via our leadership community website, NHSx, you will receive an email to acknowledge that it has been received.


If your application is successful you will then be invited to attend an assessment centre. These will be held on the following dates in Leeds or London:


  • Leeds: w/c 31st July
  • Leeds: w/c 28th August
  • London: w/c 28th August


Please ensure you’re available to attend an assessment interview on one of the above dates and you have specified on your application form if you have a preferred date or not. You’ll only be required to attend one day for a 45 minute interview slot.


During the first 10 minutes of the interview you’ll be required to give a 10 minute presentation on “What is the unique contribution you would bring to the Nye Bevan programme?” To encourage creative approaches to presenting, the use of PowerPoint is not allowed and you are encouraged to use other props or visual aids as appropriate.


Following your assessment interview, you’ll then be notified of whether you’ve been successful in securing a place on the Nye Bevan programme and which cohort you’ve been allocated to.


Depending on your organisation, there are the following cost options:


Full fee Please contact This applies to all non-NHS organisations and all staff not employed by the NHS.
NHS subsidised fee £7,000 This applies to all NHS organisations in England and the home countries and all staff employed by the NHS.
Bursary scheme Fully funded There are a very limited number of bursaries available for which a specific application is required.


Flexible payment instalments


We’re now pleased to offer flexible invoicing for this intake of the Nye Bevan programme, making it easier for organisations to spread the cost over financial years rather than paying a lump sum.


Through this option, participants will be invoiced upon commencement of the programme this autumn, with the remaining half then payable in April 2018 (next financial year).


If you wish to discuss this option further, please email to find out more.




We now have a bursary scheme to support talented applicants who are from groups under-represented at senior 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. Find out more below

Nye Bevan programme: Bursary Terms and Conditions (196 KB)

Further Bursary information

Programme investment

The investment goes directly back into the NHS, through your development, ensuring that all healthcare staff become the best leaders they can possibly be – to ultimately make a real and improved difference to patient experience and care.

The Academy’s decision to introduce a charging model for some of our offers is key in establishing longer term sustainability of leadership development within the system.


Nye Bevan programme: Terms and Conditions (185 KB)


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