About the Programme

Programme start dates:

  • 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 2 Programme is designed and built on the experience of delivering content to hundreds of scholars, fellows and clinicians over several years.  This practical programme builds on the established HLA programme and brings in a significant element of personal coaching and mentoring by senior faculty leading to Fellowship with the ILM and a significant amount of personal career development. The programme includes workshops and project supervision. Completion of this programme will also make you eligible to become a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management - equivalent to ILM7 level. 

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 stand out as an innovator
    • How to become the future of your organisation

  • The Leader as a Follower
    • How to empower your team to spread the burden of leadership

  • The Leader as a Philosopher
    • How to do the right thing
    • How to inspire

Time Commitment 

The programme is designed to be completed over one year. The programme will require a minimum of four hours of your time each week.  

  • 70 hours of learning content
  • 30 hours of tutor facilitation of the project development
  • 25 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 development of a personal development plan and assessment against that plan.


Those who complete this course are eligible for Fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management (with the postnominals FInstLM). The HLA Intermediate Leadership Level 2 programme is £3000 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 (FInstLM post-nominals - Currently £175 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.

Can I Apply Directly for the Intermediate Level 2 programme?

You are expected to complete the Intermediate Level 1 programme prior to moving onto the Intermediate Level 2 programme. In the second year, you will be taking on more supervision of projects that include teams of individuals from other programmes. You will also have a lot more personal supervision and opportunities to be mentored by senior HLA Faculty. 

If you would like to find out more about the programme, you can email [email protected] and one of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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About the Organisation

The Healthcare Leadership Academy

The Healthcare Leadership Academy formed in response to the demand from young clinicians and medical students to learn about leadership. Founded by Dr Johann Malawana and a team of like-minded professionals the Healthcare Leadership Academy launched on the 20th of December 2016. HLA houses an exciting faculty from across the health sector and beyond. Their shared aim is to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and develop their understanding of leadership. Too often in healthcare, leadership is confused with management. Through a combination of mentoring, socratic discussion and rigorous training in practical leadership skills, The HLA aims to inspire our scholars to change the world of healthcare, one small step at a time.