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. 

Are you looking for a new job in health and care?

Visit the Career Opportunities section to find out more about the roles available.


Careers & Education

Initiatives and opportunities that aim to strengthen the workforce in terms of numbers, or through specific skills development. These programmes encourage people to join, or develop within, the Leeds health and care sector, providing meaningful progression opportunities and support.

Careers & Education


Enabling the workforce to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours that strengthen effective place-based and cross-organisational working. These programmes provide space for collaborative learning, and support the city in delivering integrated care through diverse and effective citywide leadership.

System Leadership

Digital, Data & Technology

Learning opportunities designed to develop digital capabilities and competencies that will advance health and care in Leeds. These programmes focus on both core and specialist digital skills, and highlight the digital, data and technology career opportunities available within the sector.

Digital Data

Core Health
and care skills

Providing core knowledge and skills training for the Leeds health and care workforce, which is recognised across organisational boundaries.

Essential Health

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. 

Data Analyst
The Level 3 Data Technician Apprenticeship offers an exciting opportunity to develop your data knowledge and skills, and understand the role of data in the context of the digital world,
People Festival
Following the success from last year's event, we're excited to announce the People Festival 2023. This year’s event will be hosted in-person on Wednesday 21st June.
Better Conversations, Self study,Virtual Interactive
Better Conversations provides space for staff to reflect on their conversations and explore their communication in a supportive environment. A 1-hour self-study package or 3-hour Digital Workshop is currently available to book for anybody working in health and care in Leeds.


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


The Fellowship Programme

The Fellowship Programme is an award- winning leadership development programme that aims to increase the diversity of our leaders within Health and Care roles across West Yorkshire. The programme is open to colleagues from ethnically diverse backgrounds currently working in Health and Care organisations across West Yorkshire. This can include any-one working in NHS organisations, councils, Healthwatch, hospices, charities and the community, voluntary, and social enterprise sector. Cohort 3 of the Fellowship will start in September 2023. Applications close on the 16th of June.

Cultural Competency and Humility training

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership are inviting organisations/trainers to collaborate in a training pilot to deliver Cultural Competency and Humility Training to paid workers and volunteers from Health and Care Partnerships. They are initially seeking to work with up to 30 cross-sector organisations/projects and to identify these organisations/trainers they are asking for completed Expression of Interest (EOI’s) forms.


Read about the Academy’s progress during 2022/23 in this highlight report.
The Leeds Health and Care Academy has been awarded funding from the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board to design and deliver a digital career platform to engage our future workforce. Our approach is user-led, and we’re actively seeking individuals to participate in focus groups.
The Citywide Workforce Planning for Allied Health Professionals project identified and explored common issues regarding supply and retention of staff within AHP roles.  Read the project summary in this article.