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The High­er Devel­op­ment Award

The High­er Devel­op­ment Award is a new qual­i­fi­ca­tion for NHS staff, intend­ed to allow exist­ing employ­ees to move for­ward in their careers and to build skills with­in lead­er­ship. The course will help devel­op over­all lead­er­ship and man­age­ment skills, con­fi­dence, self-belief, and moti­va­tion. This will have a direct impact on the ser­vice, patient/​ser­vice users expe­ri­ence and outcomes.

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The course will offer flex­i­bil­i­ty to learn­ers, allow­ing them to inte­grate study days into exist­ing employ­ment. Some addi­tion­al learn­ing hours will be required, but most of the study will take place with­in the employee’s stan­dard work­ing hours.

The goal for this course is to improve the learner’s over­all con­fi­dence with­in the sec­tor, to improve job sat­is­fac­tion and to expand on the employee’s job prospects. The train­ing will make it pos­si­ble for exist­ing work­ers to tran­si­tion into high­er-lev­el car­ing roles. 

The High­er Devel­op­ment Award will be avail­able from Stages 1 up to 3

Stage 1: ILM Level 2 Award in Team Member Skills + Functional Skills

Commencing Monday 7 March, 4 April, 3 May, 6 June, 4 July

  • Attitudes and values for personal development: Motivation, Adaptability, Different Values, Reflection, self-development, Resilience,
  • Effective Communication: Body language, positive and negative non-verbal communication, Assertive/Passive behaviour
  • Working as part of a team: Team Roles, Team Cohesion, Team values & goals, Team conflict
  • Functional Skills English and/or maths at Entry 3/Level 1/ESOL Levels

Stage 2: ILM Level 2 Certificate in Team Leader Skills + Functional Skills

Commencing Tuesday, 1 March, 19 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 9 August, 6 September 2022

  • Leading your work team
  • Improving the performance of the work team
  • Planning and monitoring work
  • Developing work team
  • Meeting customer needs
  • Using information to solve problems
  • Understanding change in the workplace
  • Managing a workplace project
  • Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 2

Stage 3: ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management

Dates TBC

Understanding leadership

Understand how to establish an effective team

Developing self and others

Giving briefings and making presentations

Managing workplace projects

Leading & motivating a team effectively

Understanding training and coaching in the workplace

To apply to The High­er Devel­op­ment Award, please con­sult your line man­ag­er who will be able to direct you to the rel­e­vant expres­sion of inter­est forms.