External Development Opportunities Online Sessions – Wide range of Topics

Essential Digital Skills Course

As part of the CPD process it has been identified that updating on some IT skills would be good for colleagues within the NCA.  To support this, we are working with the Growth Company for the delivery of Essential Digital Skills – certified qualification available at Level 1.


How do I access?

This is a free course delivered online to build confidence with digital skills – further information is available here.  For further detailed information or for a discussion please contact Paula Hughes via e-mail: [email protected]


Fully Funded Short Courses

If you are employed and work within Greater Manchester, we can help you upskill and invest in your future with one of our fully funded short courses!

Our fully funded courses are designed to upskill, and re-skill employed people across Greater Manchester, which will put them in a better position to progress in their careers while supporting businesses to grow.  To know more, please follow this link to The Growth Company website.


HFMA with NHS England

HFMA have worked in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement to provide a number of HFMA bitesize online courses FREE OF CHARGE, to all NHS staff. You can access these courses for free through the Electronic Staff Record System (ESR).


What’s Available?

  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Management Skills

How do I access?

To access the HFMA bitesize free courses through the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) please log into ESR and go to ‘mylearning’. You can then search for either the course title or the keywords ‘hfma’ or ‘bitesize’. To access the courses through the NHS HEE e-LfH website log in to your e-lfh account and simply search for ‘hfma’ at the top of the page.

If you have any questions about accessing the free courses please email  [email protected]


NHS Leadership Academy

The NHS Leadership Academy have developed several programmes to help you grow as a leader.  The programmes are designed to help everyone in the NHS discover their full leadership potential and achieve the highest standards in health and care.to download


What’s Available?

  • Various programmes available, whether its its your first leadership or management role or looking to develop your leadership and management skills at different levels within the organisation there is something for you.
  • Stepping Up and the Ready Now programmes for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues to development leadership and management and to support a move into board level positions and significantly more senior roles.

How do I access?

To find out more and to download the current winter offer please click here for programmes


Page last updated: 22nd November 2022