The PMA are delighted to confirm collaboration with NHS England Cheshire & Merseyside and the bursary offer made available locally to over 400 practices to co-fund the ESFA contribution. This will enable practice staff to enrol in Level 3 or Level 5 ILM Leadership and Management Diplomas.

The next cohort of learners and prospective candidates will be existing non-clinical practice staff or those who are seeking to develop into a management role.

PMA GP Assistant Practice Manager – ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership & Management

This qualification is ideal for practice members who are already working in an established management role and who are managing teams and / or projects and working towards achieving operational goals, managing change and meeting strategic objectives.

PMA GP Practice Manager – ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management

This qualification is suitable for practice staff who are now expected to manage and lead projects and teams. They may be taking their first steps into line management and have some management responsibilities.These diplomas offer individuals and practices a fabulous opportunity for succession planning, to network with peer groups and gain a range of essential key, transferable leadership and management skills to support the individual’s development in return for a demonstrable level of commitment to learning. Each learner will be supported and supervised by a single lead tutor for the duration of the diploma which we believe is a cornerstone of effective learning and development of existing and new knowledge and skills. All relevant information and forms for registering initial interest are being cascaded. Please look out for the emails and contact either the PMA or your relevant Primary Workforce Lead to sign up.

For more information, please contact the PMA Team at

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