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ILA - Intensive Learning Academy

Leading Digital Transformation

The Intensive Learning Academy at the University of South Wales has been developed in partnership with Health Boards and is part funded by Welsh Government. 

The Academy aims to bring together a community of digitally focused leaders and aspiring leaders from across health and social care.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

Contact us

Email: [email protected]

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Download the Leading Digital Transformation brochure

ILA 2

Professional Qualifications

Starting 20th February 2023

This 5-day virtual course is delivered on the 20th, 21st, 27th February, 1st and 2nd March 2023

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, 5 sessions

Price:
PRINCE2 Practitioner Course has an employer contribution fee of £343.75. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

Starting 8th December 2022

Course dates: 8th, 9th, 13th and 15th December 2022. 

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, 4 sessions. 

Price:
The APMG Foundation and Practitioner AgilePM® has an employer contribution fee of £323.75. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

Starting 11th October 2022

Course start dates: 11th October, 1st & 22nd November and 13th December 2022, 10th & 13th January 2023, 28th February 2023.

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, 7 sessions from 9:00am - 13:00pm. 

Price:
The ILM Level 7 in Strategic Coaching and Mentoring has an employer contribution fee of £498.75. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

Starting 12th October 2022

Course dates: 12th October, 1st November, 29th November and 13th December 2023. 9th, and 31st January 2023, 14th February, 1st and 30th March, 4th and 27th April, 10th May, 1st and 2nd June 2023. 

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, sessions from 9:30am - 13:30pm. 

Price:
The ILM Level 7 in Leadership and Management has an employer contribution fee of £498.75. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

Starting 1st November 2022. 

Course dates: 1st & 22nd November, 14th December 2022, 11th January 2023, 1st February 2023, 1st & 22nd March 2023. 

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, 7 sessions from 13:30 - 17:30pm

Price:
The ILM Level 5 in Effective Coaching and Mentoring has an employer contribution fee of £423.75. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

Starting 16th November 2022

Course dates: 17th November (apprenticeship only), 7th & 15th December 2022, 12th & 31st January 2023, 16th & 28th Feb, 14th March, 5th & 26th April, 16th May, 7th, 15th & 22nd June, 5th & 20th July.

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, sessions from 9:30am - 12:30pm. 

Price:
The ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management has an employer contribution fee of £423.75. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

Starting 17th April 2023

Course dates:  17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 26th April 2023. 

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, 5 sessions. 

Price:
Managing Successful Programmes has an employer contribution fee of £373.75. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

ILA Pepper 2

Short Courses

We collect a lot of data... What we do with it and how we use it to make decisions is an art. As a leader of change and transformation at any level in your organisation, you need to have an understanding of what data scientists do and how they use analytics to help us make informed decisions on how to deliver our services. This programme will give you a birds eye view of data collection and how data science can help you make the right decisions. 

This is not a technical programme and is ideal for leaders and managers at any level, that need to understand more about how we use data for good. 


Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
Leadership and Data Science and Analytics has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

This programme promotes a style of leadership that strives to remove blocks to success so teams can be more effective and productive. Adopting an agile mindset helps organisations improve and experiment with innovation and better processes. 

This programme is ideal for managers at any level who are looking to lead more and manage less.

Course Date: 11th October 2022

Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
Introduction to Agile and Leadership has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

Artificial Intelligence is all around us and not just robots, the smart phone you use is artificial intelligence. What are the benefits of developing artificial intelligence and how can it make us effective and efficient. This programme will demystify and show that AI is to be embraced and not feared. 

This programme is suitable for anyone working in the organisation. 

Course Dates: 12th October 2022 (9:30am-12:00pm)

Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
This course has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

This programme is appropriate for those that work with volumes of data and need to communicate and interpret it in an easy to understand way to leaders and managers to influence the decisions they make. 

Start date: 19th October 2022

Course Dates: 09:00 - 12:30 on 19th and 20th October 2022.

Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
Data Visualisation has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

Before you try to solve a problem, you need to understand the cause of the problem and the dependencies involved. This programme will develop your approach to problem solving and decision making by trying out new ways to tackle challenges you face. 

This programme is for anyone in a line management or decision making role. 

Course Date: 21st October 2022

Format: Via our virtual learning environment

Price: 
Develop your Critical Thinking has an employer contribution fee of £55. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

Everything we do revolves around our 'customers' or service users be it patients, citizens or internal colleagues. When designing a service or a product, those we want to use it needs to be at the centre of our thinking. How do you put yourself in your customer shoes to engage and make this as simple as possible for them to do so. This programme will look at how to do that and the process that makes it work. 

Suitable for anyone that engages with customers or service users. 

Course Date: 9th November 2022

Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
This course has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

In a post pandemic working environment, you have probably heard this term more and more. What is the Internet of Things (IOT), how does it effect our world of work and what are the benefits of being aware of it. If you are a leader or manager in the workplace, this programme will give you an insight into the digital world around us. 

Suitable for anyone in the workplace. 

Course Date: 16th November 2022

Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
This programme has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

This short 1 day interactive programme allows you to explore the principles of Agile Project Management approaches and learn some tools and techniques to plan better, communicate better and develop behaviours to deliver your projects at a faster and more dynamic pace. 

This programme is suitable for anyone involved in project delivery. 

Course date: 18th November 2022

Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
Introduction to Agile Project Management has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

The benefits of running a project or programme can be truly transformational, however, if we don't identify the true value of what we are doing then why are we doing it. This programme will ensure you know and understand how to extract value and communicate it clearly. 

This programme is ideal for anyone involved in the delivery projects and programmes. 

Course Date: 2nd December 2022

Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
This course has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

Digital is much more than I.T and has different meaning to different people. This programme introduces you to what digital actually means and how does it affect us in our daily work post pandemic. How can we get involved in making a difference to our service users, by thinking more digitally? 

This programme is for anyone at any level of the organisation that would like to explore the world of digital. 

Course Date: 8th December 2022

Format: Via our virtual learning environment. 

Price:
What Digital is and what it isn't has an employer contribution fee of £55.

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023. 

ILA 3

Masters

Enrolling now for September 2022 Intake

Please head to our MSc courses page for this masters level course or download our course brochure here

Alternatively, email [email protected] for more information.

From April 2022 to March 2023 all CPD and MSc courses run by the ILA are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution for Health and Social care employees across Wales. Please contact us to ensure eligibility requirements are met at [email protected] 

ILA 4

CPD

The challenges we face in delivering our services in health and social care are multiple and complex. Any solutions we come up with needs to have the service user at the core of how we design the service. This 4 x 1/2 day programme will give you a process to design or redesign your service provision to meet the challenges our users face through innovation, positivity and empathy. 

Starting 8th February 2023

Course dates: 8th, 15th, 2nd February and 1st March 2023. 

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, 4 sessions from 9:00am - 13:00pm

Download the USW ILA Design Thinking Brochure

Price:
This Programme has an employer contribution fee of £220.00 for all 4 sessions or £55 per session. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

This 4 x 1/2 day sessions is suitable for anyone involved in transforming a service or a organisational change and needs to have digital solutions as part of the improvement. The programme looks at the 5 key steps to digital transformation, how data has an impact on your transformation, processes essential to transformation and how other have done it successfully so we can learn from them to give us the best chance of success. 

Starting 16th January 2023

Course dates: 16th, 23rd and 30th January 2023 and 6th February 2023. 

Format: Via our virtual learning environment, 4 sessions from 9:00am - 13:00pm

Download the USW ILA Digital Transformation Brochure

Price:
The Digital Transformation Path has an employer contribution fee of £220.00 for all 4 sessions or £55 per session. This includes all training and examination fees. 

*Funding is only available for health and social care organisations in Wales. Places are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution until March 2023.

Events

Join us at our Digital Community Showcase event on the 7th October 2022.

This event will bring together digitally focused leaders and aspiring leaders from across the USW Intensive Learning Academy. We will be bringing guest speakers from across the sector to talk about and demonstrate the latest digital advancements in healthcare. 

Date: Friday 7th October 2022
Time: 9:30am - 16:30pm
Location: The Vale Resort, Hensol Rd, Hensol, Pontyclun, CF72 8JY
Cost: This event is fully funded by the USW Intensive Learning Academy.

Don't miss out! Spaces are limited so book your place today. Book here.

Funding

From April 2022 to March 2023 all CPD and MSc courses run by the ILA are 75% funded with a 25% employer contribution for Health and Social care employees across Wales. Please contact us to ensure eligibility requirements are met at [email protected] 

All short courses are £55 each (this is the 25% employer contribution). 

CPD:
Design Thinking - For all 4 sessions it will be an employer contribution fee of £220. If you would like to attend an individual session this will be an employer contribution of £55. 

Digital Transformation - For all 4 sessions it will be an employer contribution fee of £220. If you would like to attend an individual session this will be an employer contribution of £55. 


Please contact us to ensure eligibility requirements are met at [email protected]



Our ILA Programme

USW is part of a network of Intensive Learning Academies, hubs for developing skills and expertise, for sharing knowledge and translating research into outcomes.

The academy aims to:

  • Help leaders and senior managers transform their services whilst building competency and understanding in how digital solutions can help meet future challenges

  • Offer academic and executive education courses to support managers to become digitally focused leaders

  • Help leaders to develop their teams by supporting the development of new skills and behaviours which contribute to people’s digital competency, strategy, culture, and understanding of the customer or patients they serve

  • Explore new technologies and foster a culture of curiosity and innovation to create a digitally enabled health and social care system that will improve the lives of citizens in Wales.

The Academy offers a unique framework of learning opportunities delivered in partnership with Powys Regional Partnership Board, and supported by Aneurin Bevan University, Cardiff and Vale and Powys Teaching Health Boards, and Velindre University NHS trust

Leaders can access funded and part-funded:

  • Short CPD
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Academic Programmes

The ILA Programme of short courses and professional qualifications have been co-created with our health partners. 

The courses have been tailored to suit health and social care professionals and will be delivered via a virtual learning environment.

Each of the sessions will be the perfect blend of real-time facilitator-led theory and practical and participative tasks and activities, with virtual breakout rooms to optimise learning and cross collaboration.

Programme Partners

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Powys Regional Partnership Board (RPB) brings together a range of public service representatives including the local council, health board, third sector and other key people including citizens, to ensure that people work together better to improve health and wellbeing in Powys. 


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