NHS Leadership Academy Collaboration
Capella and the NHS Leadership Academy
The NHS Leadership Academy collaboration with Capella will mean that the Edward Jenner and Mary Seacole NHS Leadership Awards can now be delivered alongside the Improvement apprenticeships. Helping the NHS Leadership Academy to meet the aims of the NHS People Plan.
The Edward Jenner and Mary Seacole Programme will give those who work in Health and Care the opportunity to complete an Improvement apprenticeship, whilst developing themselves as a leader at the same time.
“As continuous improvement experts Capella are always looking at ways to improve, so we believe this is a great opportunity to work together with the NHS Leadership Academy to reduce the time it would take for learners to complete these qualifications separately. The overlap of leadership and management content, covered in the improvement standards and the NHS Leadership Awards, enables us to do this”
Kate Smith, Capella MD and Founder
It’s also the first time the NHS Leadership Academy have been able to offer a full suite of apprenticeships from Level 3 to Level 6 with the option to complete the NHS Leadership Awards alongside.
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Edward Jenner Award
The Edward Jenner content has been recently refreshed and is designed for those who are new to health and care or aspiring leaders at the start of their leadership journey. Helping to build a strong foundation of leadership skills. The programme is delivered with a suite of online short courses.
Mary Seacole Award
The Mary Seacole content has also been refreshed recently and is aimed at first time leaders in healthcare. It includes 12 modules covering leadership fundamentals, leading for improvement and management skills.
Our tutors are qualified Lean Six Sigma experts with practical experience of working with learners within healthcare and the NHS. Learners will have regular 1 to 1 coaching sessions throughout their Edward Jenner or Mary Seacole programme, where the tutor will provide support and regular progress updates.