Key information


Applications for the programme are now closed. Register your interest in future cohorts below.


In addition to the programme dates there are other elements where attendance/participation is required.

Details are as follows: Action Learning Sets (ALS) The ALS meets eleven times during the programme for full day working sessions; dates and locations will be negotiated and agreed within your ALS and there will be travel involved.

Individual and group tutorials Each cohort of 48 participants will work with a team of three tutors. One of these tutors will also act as a cohort director. The three tutors will also be your action learning set facilitators throughout the whole programme. Participants have individual and group tutorials over the duration of the programme, which will take place during specified weeks. The day and time of tutorials (including evenings and weekends) will be mutually agreed and take place either online, by telephone or face-to-face.

Programme cost per person

24-month standard programme: £6,000

For those working outside of health and care please contact us to discuss costs on 0113 322 5699 or by emailing [email protected].

Bursary information

The NHS Leadership Academy places diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything that we do. Inclusion is one of our four key strategic aims and therefore must be sown across and throughout our work.

In offering our programmes, we pay attention to inclusion in relation to both content and how our programmes are delivered. We must also ensure that access to our programmes reflects the richness and diversity of our workforce.

To this end, we now have a bursary scheme to support talented applicants who are from groups under-represented across 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. Specifically, the scheme is available to individuals of the following groups;

  • BAME
  • People with disabilities
  • LGBT+

More information on bursaries