Higher Development Award

The HDA aims to equip support workers with the skills, techniques, tools, and knowledge to improve their personal confidence and capability, unlock leadership skills, enhance functional and digital skills, and improve the experiences and outcomes of patients, service users and families.

Working with NHS England, the new, relevant and applicable qualifications will boost the adult care sector under the Higher Development Award umberella including Levels 1, 2 and 3.

The qualifications are well recognised within the NHS and beyond as they are part of City & Guilds, the foremost provider of management qualifications in the UK.

Level 1, 2 and 3 with LMC

Level 1 - courses start in July, August and September

Aimed at operational employees (healthcare assistant, patient and support services for example), possibly recently recruited, support the individual to carry out their work to the best of their abilities, providing and promoting service delivery.

Apply here 

Level 2 - course starts in September

Individuals who are looking to develop their skills to the next steps in their careers, aspirational team leaders, mentors and coaches or those in a supervisory position. 

Apply here

Level 3- course starts in September

Those individuals who are currently in supervisory or team leader roles who are looking to progress into first line management or leadership roles.

Employers who wish to find out more can contact Kelly Lightfoot, Employer Engagement Lead, on 01524 521260 or email HDA@lmc.ac.uk 

Please enquire using the form below.

HDA Multi-professional Development Pathway
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