ILM award in medical leadership

A three-day course designed to offer a practical approach to leadership skills, with actual NHS examples and practical exercises.

Date: 05 - 07 September 2017

Location: London

This ILM level 4 award is delivered by Scott-Reid Solutions Ltd, an ILM accredited centre.


  • Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 September 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Clinical leaders today are faced with an increasingly complex working environment.

The demands of sustaining high quality services within the NHS, under increasing economic pressures, require creative leadership to manage the daily challenges.

The BMA recognises that clinical management and leadership are an increasing part of all senior roles and this course is designed to offer a practical introduction to leadership, focusing on actual NHS examples and offering you an opportunity to test and develop your skills in practical exercises.


Who should attend?

This course is suitable for all aspiring or practising managers within all branches of practice wishing to develop an understanding of leadership skills. There are no formal entry requirements however attendees must be available to attend all three course modules.


The qualification

This medical leadership programme aims to give attendees the foundation for their formal development in their leadership role, and is specifically focused on doctors’ needs within the organisation and culture of the NHS.

Completion of the course confers the ILM level 4 award in leadership with level 4 qualifications at the equivalent of first year degree study.


Course outline

The three units combine to offer a clear route from the theory of leadership to implementation in your everyday role and will enable you to develop the skills that are the foundation of a successful leader.


Tuesday 5 September 2017

Module one: Understanding leadership
What is a leader? What does leadership mean under the NHS Clinical Leadership Competency Framework? Explore different leadership styles and behaviours, identify your own leadership style, and understand the impact on individual and group behaviour.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Module two: Planning and leading a complex team activity part one
The value of planning, including planning techniques; working with others to make teams effective; understanding motivation.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Module three: Planning and leading a complex team activity part two
The final unit will cover effective delegation and empowerment, including allocation of roles and responsibilities, and will provide an opportunity to review your own performance.


What makes this course different?

The award in medical leadership allows attendees to understand leadership skills as they are applied in real-life situations. Reflecting the requirements of the NHS Clinical Leadership Competency Framework, the award will enable you to understand and develop your leadership style, plan and lead team activities and apply your learning to your everyday work.

The course is offered through an accredited centre of ILM, and offers the benefits of six months’ trial membership of ILM, which includes access to a range of resources and services designed to support your learning and development.


Course tutor

The course will be led by Jennifer Scott-Reid, an experienced trainer who has worked with the BMA for several years. Jennifer has extensive experience of training, coaching, human resource management and employee relations through a wide range of sectors and in business on every scale.

Jennifer's qualifications include teaching and management qualifications and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Employment Law. Scott-Reid Solutions is an ILM accredited centre.


Further information

For further information please contact BMA conferences on 020 7383 6605 or 6819 or by email at [email protected]

Book your place

BMA members

Book by Monday 21 August 2017: £1,074 including VAT
Book after Monday 21 August 2017: £1,314 including VAT


£1674 including VAT

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Cleared payment is required before a place is reserved.

Fees include access to all sessions, course materials, tutorial time and assessment. You will also have six months’ trial membership of ILM, giving you access to a range of resources and services designed to support your learning and development. Refreshments and lunch on each course day are also included.

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BMA House <br/>Tavistock Square<br/>London<br/>WC1H 9JP


BMA House
Tavistock Square



BMA conferences

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 020 7383 6605

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