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Leadership courses

If you are interested in leadership courses, we suggest as a first step you use the CSP development workbook. The CSP Development Workbook helps you review your leadership skills, knowledge, experience and current situation and enables you to understand which areas to focus your self-development on. 

File 146034A number of leading organisations offer healthcare leadership programmes. The ones listed below are established and well-recognised in UK healthcare.

Formal courses

NHSLA: The NHS Leadership Academy is recognised as the leading healthcare leadership training provider.

Health Education England: Runs a clinical LeAD programme across its England regions.

Kings Fund: A variety of programmes including women in leadership, as well as published research, policy and improvement projects within the field of healthcare leadership.

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education: Offers a Leadership Foundation in Higher Education, alongside a variety of programmes. The courses are particularly suited to those physios crossing practice/education/research barriers.

Health Foundation: Its Generation Q leadership programme is fully funded. It also offers shorter programmes and the site has a number of useful resources.

Effective Practitioner: Produced by NHS Education for Scotland, and offers resources and articles on leadership for nurses, midwives and AHPs.

Academi Wales: Produced by the Welsh Government, and has a full range of courses and programmes, including leadership.

Informal online courses

There has been an explosion in free online courses over the past few years, across a vast range of topics. The below sites offer free generic leadership training courses which include an element of assessment and certification:

  • FutureLearn: Offers various short free courses on leadership and management.
  • Alison: Offers a variety of courses in leadership and management, some certified.
  • Lynda: Offers online courses in leadership, with a free 10 day trial.
  • Coursera: Partners with top universities and organisations to offer courses online.
  • Find me a A useful search engine for those interested in a Masters.


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8 March 2016
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