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Leadership training

A central hub of information for learning disability leadership courses 


Leadership Academy 

Overview: The NHS Leadership Academy's aim is to secure improvements in patient care through better leadership and greater staff engagement. To achieve this they offer a range of tools, models, programmes and expertise.

Local Delivery Partners also to develop leaders at a regional level.

Who can apply: Anyone working within NHS or NHS commissioned health care services.

Cost: The cost of programmes is subsidised by the NHS Leadership Academy and the relevant NHS organisation.

For a full list of costs, see the NHS Leadership Academy programme guide or visit www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/programmes.

Royal College of Nursing

Overview: The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has a range of blended leadership and management development courses suitable for registered nurses and health care professionals from bands 6 to 9 (or equivalent). Designed for aspiring leaders the programmes of vary in length, from two-day to 10 months, and focus on clinical and political leadership. Both cultivate leadership skills and will shape participants as a future leaders.

Who can apply: Registered nurses and health care professionals.

Cost: Variety of prices with discounts available for members of the RCN.

For further information visit www.rcn.org.uk/workingwithus/leadership-programmes or email consultancy.service@rcn.org.uk.

Skills for Care

Overview: Skills for Care is the home of the National Skills Academy offering a range of leadership and management development programmes, tools and resources. The programmes are suitable for leaders and managers at all levels, to feel supported in their roles.  

Who can apply: Any employer or individual working within health or social care.

Cost: Variety of prices.

For further information visit the Skills for Care leadership and management or leadership programmes pages.

Skills for Health

Overview: As the sector skills council for the health sector, Skills for Health provide a variety of services including leadership and management training accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). 

Who can apply: Any employer or individual looking to access ILM accredited training in leadership, management or mentoring.

Cost: Courses from £450 to £1,150 per person.

  • Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading (2 days)

  • Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management (3 days)

  • Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management (4 days)

  • Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring (4 days)

For more information visit the Skills for Health leadership page.

Skills Platform

Overview: Skills for Health also operate a training market place for the health sector where you can find a variety of leadership, management and coaching courses available from accredited providers.

Who can apply: Any employer, practice manager or individual looking to find training courses including eLearning.

Cost: Free for users to search. A variety of prices for the courses listed.

For more information visit the dedicated leadership page or search for providers here.

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