Leadership Opportunities

We are pleased to offer a selection of learning opportunities including formal programmes, short courses, fellowships, international travel as well as a range of links and resources. We continue to offer a wide range of stand alone leadership workshops which are advertised on FAST to develop your individual leadership skills. Below is a list of our leadership qualification programmes, we anticipate the next round of applications to be in Spring 2021.

Programme 1 -  Leadership in Practice ILM 5 - A collaboration between HEE NE & Always Consult the course has been fully mapped to the core competencies in your clinical curriculum ensuring all the training you receive and the knowledge you gain is transferable to your portfolio. The 18 month programme is aimed at developing clinical leadership and management practice to furnish core trainees with the leadership and management skills to support their clinical practice as a Higher Trainee (Registrar) and beyond. 

Programme 2 - HLA ILM 5 Certificate in Clinical Leadership - A fully online 12 month programme that can be completed self-paced. It is designed for Clinicians interested in Leadership to gain qualifications that lead to an ILM Level 5 qualification with the option of gaining Membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM).

Programme 3 - MSc in Strategic Leadership in Public Services - An innovative two year programme undertaken on a part-time basis.  The programme is aimed at aspiring senior leaders wanting to make a difference through public service. The programme is funded from the apprenticeship levy and is delivered according to a “degree apprenticeship” model (see our podcasts below for further details).

Programme 4 - FAIMER DISTANCE LEARNING: Certificate in Health Professions Education -This opportunity for doctors in training (ST1/CT1 and above) is part of HEE NE’s ongoing work developing excellent clinical trainers and encouraging international opportunities. More information can be found at our webpages

We also have some short podcasts explaining what it is like to undertake a degree apprenticeship from the perspective of a trainee and answering some frequently asked questions about the programme.

Degree Apprenticeship - Information

Degree Apprenticeship - FAQs

If you require any further information or advice please contact us at EducationSupport.NE@hee.nhs.uk

Leadership Learning

Here at Health Education England working across the North East and North Cumbria we aim to facilitate all doctors in training to reach their full potential in all areas, including the generic professional skill of leadership.

NHS Improvements 'Developing People - Improving Care' (2016) has highlighted the link between leadership and quality improvement and recommended compassion and inclusivity in clinical leadership, encouraging leadership training for all as a core skill.

With the publication of the GMC's 'Generic Professional Capabilities' (2017), the leadership capabilities that are common to all doctors across all specialties have been described, with the exception that these leadership capabilities will be embedded in all curricula.

Health Education England's strategy 'Leadership Development for Doctors in Postgraduate Medical Training' (2017) sees clinical leadership as a responsibility of all doctors and our leadership strategy for doctors in postgraduate training aims to position leadership and management in the mainstream.

We aim to support all our doctors in training in their personal leadership journey, delivering a tiered learning approach, working towards independent practice.



Our events range offers learning at every stage of your training.  It includes short workshops, formal programmes and qualifications which we have aligned to our Pyramid of Learning to ensure we offer leadeership and management opportunities from introductorry through to Masters level.

Note: for HEE e-learning and videos please register with e-LFH

Level 4: Elizabeth Garret Anderson Programme - NELA

Level 2: HLA Leadership Programme - HLA

Level 2: Mary Seacole Programme - NELA

Level 2: Leadership in Practice - Core Programme -     13-14/01/2021  

Level 2:  Leadership in Practice - Dealing with Change at Work - Techniques and Tips - 05/11/2020

Level 2: Leadership in Practice - Compassionate Leadership  -   07/12/2020

Level 1: Edward Jenner Programme - HEE E-Learning 

Level 1: Edward Jenner Programme - NELA

Level 1: Future Focused Finance HEE E-Learning

Level 1: Management and Leadership Skills -  HEE E-Learning



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