Key dates and locations for the programme

The Stepping Up programme runs over five months and includes four cohorts of 40 participants. There are two cohorts; each with two modules. Participants benefit from a mix blend of learning, including face-to-face, self-directed and workplace-based.


  • Band 5/6 cohorts attend two residential workshops, each lasting two days


  • Band 7 cohorts attend two workshops – the first lasting three days and the second, two days



Recruitment is now closed. Local Leadership Academies are responsible for the recruitment and selection process.




The Stepping Up programme is fully funded by the Academy, including accommodation. The cost of travelling is the responsibility of each participant’s organisation.


Withdrawal before full completion means the organisation is liable to bear the full cost of £2,200.

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