NHS England and NHS Improvement June 2021 Update 

Background 

Health and social care need high quality leaders at every level and in every role to ensure that high quality compassionate care is delivered to the people they serve. 
 
The NHS Leadership Academy has developed leadership programmes aimed at first time, middle and senior leaders which have been purposefully designed to be self-directed, flexible, grounded in reality and applied in the workplace so align perfectly to apprenticeships. 
 
The NHS Leadership Academy are working with education providers to provide access to their leadership development programmes as part of apprenticeships, in line with the People Plan. The aim is to help widen access to leadership development whilst further enabling the health and social care sector to fully utilise the levy and apprenticeships for recruitment and development. 

Launched Apprenticeships 

Level 6 – Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (with Mary Seacole embedded) 

This two-year accelerated qualification is ideal for health and care professionals whose role involves driving improvements in care quality and managing key delivery challenges. It will develop managers capable of maximising their potential and rapidly improving care outcomes. 
 
Awards on completion: BA (Hons) Business Management Professional Bachelors Degree, NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership and Professional accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 
Delivery Method: Face to Face – Regional Cohorts 
Provider: Manchester Metropolitan University 
Next cohort start date: varies for each region 

Level 6 – Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship (with Mary Seacole option) 

During this 4 year apprenticeship learners will be provided with everything they need to know to successfully deliver projects in a range of subject areas. 
 
Awards on completion: Level 6 Project Manager Apprenticeship, Association for Project Management APM PMQ qualification, BSC (Hons) Project Management and NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership 
Delivery Method: Online 
Provider: University of Cumbria 
Next cohort start date: September 2021 

Level 5 – Coaching Professional Apprenticeship (with Mary Seacole option) 

This 12-month apprenticeship is for Individuals who want to start their coaching journey and leaders who want to further develop their coaching understanding and expertise. 
 
Awards on completion: Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship, NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership and EMCC Accreditation (additional cost of £185) 
Delivery Method: Online 
Provider: BPP 
Next cohort start date: September 2021 

Level 3 – Data Citizen (with Edward Jenner integrated) 

This 13-month apprenticeship (funded by the Level 3 Data Technician standard) will empower learners to develop a strong understanding of the value and opportunities that are possible with the use of smart data and feel more able to deal with daily challenges, lead services and provider leadership for those around them. 
 
Awards on completion: Cambridge Spark Data Essentials Certificate and NHS Leadership Academy Award in Leadership Foundations 
Delivery Method: Online 
Provider: Cambridge Spark 
Next cohort start date: September 2021 
Full details can be found here: NHS Data Citizen programme 

Apprenticeships Launching Soon 

Apprenticeships with Edward Jenner Programme 

Payroll Administrator – Level 3 
Payroll Assistant Manager – Level 5 
HR Support – Level 3 
HR Consultant Partner – Level 5 
Internal Audit Practitioner – Level 4 
Quality Practitioner – Level 4 
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability – Level 4 
Junior Management Consultant – Level 4 
Customer Services – Level 3 
Business Administration – Level 3 
 
 
Delivery Method: Online 
Provider: MBKB 
Next cohorts: September 2021 
 
For more information on any of these apprenticeships please attend the information session on Wednesday 7 July at 12.30. Please contact Paul.Tipper@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk for the meeting link. 

Level 7 – Digital and Technology Solutions Masters Degree Apprenticeship (with Mary Seacole embedded) 

This two-year apprenticeship providers learners with the leadership and change management skills to operate in a range of digital and technology related specialist roles. 
 
The programme is based upon a core set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that will be supplemented by one of the following specialisms: Cyber Security Specialist, Data Analytics Specialist, IT Strategy Specialist, IT Project Management Specialist, Software Specialist. 
 
Awards on completion: MSc Digital and Technology Solutions Degree, Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship and NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership. 
Provider: Manchester Metropolitan University 

Level 5 – Operational / Departmental Manager (with Mary Seacole embedded) 

This 15-month apprenticeship will build and enhance the capabilities of learners core management skills. 
 
Awards on completion: CMI Accredited Level 5 Apprenticeship and NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership 
Delivery Method: Online 
Provider: BPP 
Next cohort start date: Provisionally September 2021 
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