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. 

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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.
Mental health & Wellbeing Training
We are working alongside partners to facilitate a series of Health and Wellbeing initiatives throughout 2023. All of these initiatives are fully-funded, and open to everybody working in a health and care role in Leeds.
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.


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

Leeds GP Confederation

Training courses

Leeds GP Confederation are offering a number of free training courses for health and care colleagues in Leeds. The Collaborative Care & Support Planning training is designed to help you provide a better healthcare experience and improve outcomes for people with multimorbidity.

Health and Social Care Learning Session

On Thursday 5th October 2023, the Hub is hosting a panel session to discuss the challenges, practicalities and opportunities of integration between health and social care. This online event, sponsored by Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Care, and Tom Riordan CBE, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, is aimed at those working in health and social care, across the Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors.
digital ambassadors

Digital Ambassadors Programme

A new digital ambassador programme is launching in West Yorkshire to upskill the workforce across primary care. Taking place over nine weeks virtually, the programme will develop fundamental knowledge and resources in digital transformation and innovation. The commitment will be 1.5 – 2 hours for each session per week. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20th September 2023 (11pm).


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.
In June, we celebrated the first ever Health T Level graduation ceremony. The celebration event was held alongside Leeds City College and Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College and showcased the success of the programme.