The Edward Jenner programme is your first port of call if you’re looking to build a strong foundation of leadership skills that can help enhance your confidence and competence in your role. The programme has been designed to offer flexibility as a suite of online short courses.
The programme will support you as you develop essential leadership skills. The programme is a suite of short courses and begins with an introduction course, and then is structured in two levels:
- Course 3: Leading in and beyond my team
- Course 4: The leader as manager
Who is it for?
This programme is designed for anyone aspiring to their first leadership or management role within the health and care sector within the next 1-2 years.
If you desire to do any of the following, this programme is also for you;
- Begin your journey of personal development
- Improve your experience of work, work relationships or your teamwork and communication skills
- Understand what leaders do and how they do it
- Make a difference in the way your team works or the services you provide
- Manage and lead your team through change
- Prepare to lead in the future
You will ideally have a role, be on a work placement or volunteer in a health and care setting to participate in the activities on this programme. There is no prior experience or knowledge required.
If you want to feel more able to deal with the daily challenges of working in healthcare, better equipped to care for patients, lead services and provide leadership for those around you – supporting them to do their job better – the Edward Jenner programme is for you.
Why should I join the programme?
The programme has been designed with health and care staff, for everyone working in a health and care context. Highly practical and patient-focused, it’s a great way to understand the purpose, challenges and culture of the NHS.
It’s flexible and enlightening, helping you get a fresh perspective on the impact you have on the patient experience – either directly or indirectly. It’s also a valuable refresher at any level, as well as an important first step towards further leadership development.
How can I join the programme as part of an apprenticeship?
You can also join the programme as part of an apprenticeship offered by one of NHS Leadership Academy’s partner providers.
Apprenticeships are available in a range of disciplines including Leadership and Management, Digital, Project Management, Sustainability and many more.
They incorporate the Edward Jenner programme as part of the apprenticeship or offer it as an optional extra. This offers learners the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification from the apprenticeship and NHS Leadership Academy’s leadership development programme in one course. Find out more about these apprenticeships and how they work.
This programme is open to all colleagues in health and social care who are new to leadership and are exploring what it means. It also acts as a preliminary learning programme for newly qualified nursing and clinical staff. Whether you’re new to health and care or an aspiring leader at the start of your journey, you’re the perfect candidate.
You will ideally have a role, be on a work placement or volunteer in a health and care setting to participate in the activities on this programme.
The Edward Jenner programme is for you if you’re;
- from any clinical or non-clinical background
- a newly-qualified clinician
- new to/returning to a clinical role
- aspiring to a leadership or management role
- a healthcare professional student or trainee
If you want to talk about your development needs, please contact our friendly team by email at email@example.com
The programme will support you as you develop essential leadership skills. The programme is made up of a suite of short courses and begins with an introduction course, and then is structured in two levels:
2 Weeks, 3 hours per week.
- The different levels at which you learn
- The 5 discoveries you need to make to learn with purpose and for lasting change
- How to gain support in the workplace to maximise your growth
Level 1: Exploring what leadership means to me
For all who have completed ‘Course 0: An introduction to personal development’
Level 1 has three short courses;
- Course 1: Exploring what leadership means to me (4 weeks, 5 hours per week)
- Course 2: Leading through relationships (5 weeks, 5 hours per week)
- Level 1 Assessment (4 weeks)
For all who have completed Level 1 or have, in the last 5 years, achieved an Award in Leadership Foundations.
- Course 3: Leading in and beyond my team (5 weeks, 5 hours per week)
- Course 4: The leader as manager (4 weeks, 5 hours per week)
- Level 2 Assessment (4 weeks)
If you have questions about any of the above or want to talk to us about your learning needs, please contact our friendly team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How you will learn
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments. The programme is delivered fully online giving you total control of where, when and how you learn and the opportunity to complete it in your own time, at your own pace.
At the end of each level, you will write a short reflective assignment to complete the level and gain an NHS Leadership Academy Award.
For detailed information on programme structure click here.
If you work or study in the United Kingdom and have a role or a placement in a public health or care role you may apply through the NHS Leadership Academy for free course upgrades before starting the course. For more details of eligibility for a free upgrade please read the requirements before applying.
From February, if you are outside the United Kingdom or do not have a role or placement funded by the NHS and so fall outside of the eligibility requirements, you may take part in Course 0 for free and pay for access to Level 1 & 2 if you apply through FutureLearn once live.
- The programme has been designed for colleagues who are new to health and care or an aspiring leader at the start your leadership journey.
- The programme enables you to become a part of the Academy’s wider membership, connecting with other health and social care colleagues and peers on the programme to share ideas, solve difficult problems and build your own support network.
- You will apply your new skills in-role as you learn throughout the programme and make immediate improvements to patient care.
- The Edward Jenner programme supports health and care professionals in the first step on their leadership journey.
- It offers support and learning to build personal resilience, confidence and capabilities which individuals can take back to the organisation.
- All of the short courses in the programme are delivered online enabling participants to learn in at any time and any place.
- The practical content means that participants apply new skills and work on improvement initiatives within their role.
This programme is available on a rolling basis with a new cohort opening on the first Monday of the month.
How to enrol
To enrol in the new Edward Jenner programme (version 3), visit the structure page to find out more about the suite of courses. Otherwise, get started by enrolling in Course 0: An introduction to personal development.
Or, enrol in the previous version of the Edward Jenner programme (Version 2.1).
If you want to talk to us about your leadership development, please contact the programme team at email@example.com
Enrolments for the next cohort of Edward Jenner programme are now open.
Visit the structure page to find out more about the suite of courses and the order of completing them…
Enrol in the previous version of the Edward Jenner programme (Version 2.1).