Skip to content

NHS Higher Development Award

Ready to gain new skills?

  • Team Leading

  • Problem Solving

  • Improving Team Performance

  • Maths and English

  • Coaching

If you are ready to take your career to the next level, our free NHS-focused programme is suitable for those who do not have GCSE's grade 4/C and above in English and Maths as the course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to take your career further. The six-month NHS Higher Development Award course includes

  • Functional Skills lessons to achieve Level 2 Maths and English
  • ILM Level 2 Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills

You’ll do one full day plus a separate evening session per month. Our highly skilled adult tutors will support you from initial assessment through to completing the course. You’ll get

  • Face-to-face and live online sessions from experienced teachers
  • Online materials to support your learning between lessons
  • Free access to Microsoft Office 365 for the duration of your course


Starting October 2024

  • Tuesdays at our Ipswich Road Campus 9am - 4.30pm : 8th October, 5th November, 3rd December, 7th January, 4th February, 11th March
  • Mondays Online 6 - 8pm (these sessions will be recorded) : 14th October, 11th November, 9th December, 13th January, 10th February, 17th March

The course is delivered at our Ipswich Road campus in Norwich. The deadline to apply for this course is Tuesday 24 September. You will be invited to an initial English and Maths assessment on Tuesday 1 October.

Please complete and submit the form below to register for the NHS Higher Development Award. Once this form has been submitted and processed, you will be contacted with dates and times for you to attend the college to take an initial assessment.

Upon completion of the initial assessment you will be invited into the college to enrol.


Complete the form to book your place on our information session.