Edward Jenner Programme

NHS Leadership Academy


Edward Jenner Programme





The foundations in leadership

The Edward Jenner Programme is your first port of call if you’re looking to build a strong foundation of leadership skills that can help enhance your confidence and competence in your role.

This programme is an open access, online learning package that will support you as you develop essential leadership skills; open to all, this programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.

If you are new to the NHS and you want to feel more able to deal with the daily challenges of working in healthcare, care for patients – however you contribute and whatever role you play – and inspire your team with strong leadership then the Edward Jenner Programme is for you.

It's flexible and enlightening, helping you get a fresh perspective on the impact you have on the patient experience - either directly or indirectly.

It's also a valuable refresher at any level, as well as a important first step towards the Mary Seacole Programme.

The programme has been re-designed to offer even more flexibility. Launch takes up to five hours and Foundations is designed to be studied over six weeks.

  • The first two parts - Launch and Foundations - are free to access and based online.
  • The Advanced element includes three face to face workshops
  • The Edward Jenner programme leads to to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Leadership Foundations.


Start your leadership journey here:  Edward Jenner Programme