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. 


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. 

These fully funded initiatives for new starters in entry level health and care roles include support with resilience and wellbeing, communicating with patients or service users, building a network, and accessing a peer mentor who can act as a guide for the colleague during the first part of their role.
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.

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National Population Health Fellowship

This is an opportunity for health and care professionals interested in population health and passionate about health inequalities. The aim of the fellowship is to develop a growing network of professionals from a non-population health background with population health skills to benefit place-based healthcare systems across England. It is a one-year part-time programme, which starts on Tuesday 5th of September 2023.
Leeds City Council

‘Want to know more about…’ sessions

Want To Know More About sessions are suitable for anyone with an interest in or responsibility for promoting health in Leeds. These short sessions cover a wide variety of Public Health topics and aim to develop professionals’ awareness and practice around the subjects covered. The sessions are free of charge and are presented by friendly and knowledgeable facilitators who are experts in their fields, including specialists from the Leeds Public Health team.

Health Policy Fast Track Scheme 2023 (Leeds)

The Health Policy Fast Track Scheme (HPFTS) is a three-year Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) accelerated leadership development scheme. The HPFTS provides an exciting opportunity to develop an understanding of the political environment and gain hands-on experience of how health and social care policy is developed and delivered by Government. With 10 roles available, you will be based in either Leeds or London and will undertake several work placements over three years in your preferred location.


Find out more about the new training courses and development programmes that are now available on the Leeds Health and Care Learning Portal in this article.
The Healthier Working Futures project inspired young people (aged 16-25) to consider careers in health and care. Read the summary Impact Report of the programme in this article.
Take a look at our 2023 Academy prospectus on a page which includes details of learning and development opportunities that are either available to book onto now, or to register your interest for.