Welcome to the Leeds Health and Care Academy

We design and deliver learning and development opportunities and collaborative workforce projects for all health and care staff and organisations across the city of Leeds.

We work on behalf of the entire Leeds health and care sector. Our partners include the Leeds NHS Trusts, Leeds City Council, the ICB in Leeds and the city’s colleges and universities, as well as third and independent sector organisations.

Our purpose is to create better integration of the health and social care workforce in Leeds and realise the potential of our One Workforce through planning, delivering and learning together. 


Our learning and development courses are free to access for anybody working or volunteering in a health and care role in Leeds. They include apprenticeships, conversation training, mental health and wellbeing training, personal development programmes and more. 

• 73 cohorts / sessions hosted


The Partner Workforce Hub contains useful tools and information relevant for Leeds-based health and social care partners and employers. This includes the Leeds One Workforce Programme,  Talent Hub, collaborative workforce planning, staff portability framework, and We Can Flex – the flexible working toolkit.

Compassionate Circles



The Talent Hub can help you to navigate your way through the variety of roles and opportunities available within the health and care sector in Leeds. This includes jobs that are currently being recruited for, volunteering and work experience options, education and training pathways, and pre-employment programmes.


The Portal offers free development resources, training  and learning content for anybody working or volunteering in health and care in Leeds – regardless of employer, role or level of experience. The courses cover a diverse range of virtual workshops, eLearning and Academy programmes.

Digital Workshop


Visit the Benefits page to discover the discounts and benefits that you can access.

Current Learning

Our learning and development programmes are free at the point of access and available to all health and care staff and volunteers across the city. They offer a unique opportunity for people to learn and work together as one Team Leeds. 

Community Health and Wellbeing Worker Apprenticeship_3
The Level 3 Community Health and Wellbeing Worker Apprenticeship is an opportunity to work in partnership with individuals, groups and communities to identify and address health and wellbeing needs.
This award-winning international programme is a 3-month personal and work development initiative aimed at women working in non-managerial roles. This opportunity is available to women working across health and care in Leeds, up to and including Band 6 / PO4 or equivalent.
I Care
We’re looking for people who are passionate about working in health and care to motivate others to do the same. Anybody working in health and care in Leeds can become an I Care… Ambassador, you just need to be enthusiastic about what you do, and be willing to speak to others about your experiences.


Find out about some of the exciting events and development opportunities being offered by our health and care partners.


Diversifying Voices in Research

Wednesday 28th February 2024- 12:00PM-17:00PM- LeedsACTS invites you to join them for an interactive event to find out more about supporting diversity in health and care research participation. This is an opportunity to connect with researchers and community organisations involved in delivering health research projects in culturally diverse communities.

Women of West Yorkshire

Join the International Women's Day celebration event hosted by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, on Friday 8th March, between 9am and 12pm. This in-person event will explore women's health and women's safety, with some incredible guests. The event is open to women and allies. Email: inclusivitychampion@westyorks-ca.gov.uk for more information.

Reverse Jobs Fair

Event Timings: Monday 4 March 2024, 1pm - 4pm - book a slot. Event Location: Leeds Civic Hall, The Banquet Hall, Calverley St, LS1 1UR. Organised by Forum Central, Employment and Skills Leeds and partners, this reverse jobs fair will provide a relaxed opportunity for employers and organisations to meet people with a special educational needs and/or disabilities who are looking for employment. Jobseekers will be there on the day showcasing their skills, talents and strengths. The event provides an opportunity to meet new talent and find out about support available to help you as an employer to be more inclusive.


The Health T Level is a unique collaboration with partners across Leeds, who work together to support and deliver this exciting two-year programme to students who are looking to develop knowledge and practical skills within the health and care sector. Read the evaluation report of the programme in this article.
The Academy’s Workforce Planning team have taken a new and structured approach to identifying the City Workforce Profile.
In July we hosted a Springboard celebration event which commemorated over 200 women completing the programme in Leeds. You can read more about the event in this article.