About the Programme
Programme start dates:
- 13th September 2021
- 14th March 2022
- 12th September 2022
- 13th March 2023
- 11th September 2023
The Healthcare Leadership Academy (The HLA) and Medics.Academy have together developed a series of leadership programmes that are accredited and supported by the Institute of Leadership and Management and The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Medical School. The Intermediate Level 1 Programme is designed and built on the experience of delivering content to hundreds of scholars, fellows and clinicians over several years. This practical programme, accredited both by a university and professional body, is worth 20 masters credits which can be used in one of our postgraduate programmes with our university partner. Completion of this programme will also make you eligible to become a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management - equivalent to an ILM5 level qualification.
The curriculum: Course content
The programme covers the six domains of The HLA framework. The following curriculum is delivered through a combination of webinars, assignments and online content with a range of speakers, tutors and workshop hosts:
- The Leader as a Communicator
How to define and formulate your message
How to use communication channels to raise the impact of your role as a leader
The Leader as a Manager
How to manage people, resources and time
What to focus on
The Leader as a Negotiator
How to get what you need for yourself, your team and your institution
The Leader as an Innovator and Entrepreneur
How to standout as an innovator
How to become the future of your organisation
The Leader as a Follower
How empower your team to spread the burden of leadership
The Leader as a Philosopher
How to do the right thing
How to inspire
The programme is designed to be completed over one year but can be completed in 6 months. The programme will require a minimum of four hours of your time each week.
70 hours of reading and online learning content
30 hours of tutor facilitation of the project development
20 hours exploration of interest and career coaching and development
100 hours on facilitated leadership project
This is a community driven programme. All candidates are invited to take part in an international network of healthcare leaders, as well as having access to a series of HLA community events as part of the programme.
Candidates will be able to join the programme in September and March each year. Assessment will be through delivery of a practical project, a series of video presentation submissions and a series of multimedia assignments.
Due to this programme granting Masters level credits, you will be required to demonstrate eligibility criteria for your enrolment. The criteria are:
Graduates of Medicine in their Foundation Year (or equivalent) or above; for international students this is the equivalent for a first year doctor
Students must have a UK honours degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject; for international students this would be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree
Students must have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)
Students must be enthusiastic, organised, and autonomous, preferably with prior experience of adult and distance learning
Those who complete this course are eligible for membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (with the postnominals MInstLM). The HLA Intermediate Leadership Level 1 programme is £2,200 for the programme, with the assumption that you complete the programme within the year.
There is an annual fee following the programme of £240 a year which covers your membership fee of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM post-nominals - Currently £150 per year). You will also become an HLA Associate member (Currently £120-£180 per year). You will have access to a package of ongoing CPD each year and you will have access to The HLA Community.
By registering with us and subsequently completing one of our programmes, individuals will have the ability to use the post-nominals associated with the level as stated. As with many professional organisations, use of the post nominals is dependent on the payment of the annual subscription fee. We have an agreement in place with ILM that we will be issuing block registration and recognition for ILM Membership and Fellowship and collecting and administering our programme directly.
All surplus funds from The HLA will be used for the benefit of the social enterprise purpose of The HLA - which is to promote leadership and leadership opportunities for healthcare students and professionals.
What Happens if I Apply to be a HLA Scholar in Subsequent Years?
If an individual undertakes the Intermediate Level 1 programme and then subsequently applies to become a HLA Scholar, they will be able to use their scholar year to complete their Intermediate level 2 component. They will also benefit from a scholarship to other programmes in the Medics.Academy and HLA portfolio at the same level as they would have benefitted if they had not already undertaken the Intermediate Level 1 programme. The HLA Scholars application also has specific awards for previous commitment to The HLA and so the individual will be able to recognise their completion of the Intermediate Level 1 programme in their application.
If you would like to find out more about the programme, you can email email@example.com and one of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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