Higher Development Award (HDA)

27 January, 2022

The Higher Development Award (HDA) is a personal development programme for Support Workers that enables Clinical and Non-Clinical Support Workers from all sectors to “Be the best and acknowledge potential”. Some organisations are using the HDA as a way to help prepare people for apprenticeships.

Health Education England continue to engage with Employers and Colleges across the country, providing support to structure the Higher Development Award for your area. An Employer Case Study can be found on NHS Employers here. 

The HDA features in the new Health Education England (HEE) Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) Roadmap Healthcare support worker learning and development roadmap

Please contact the Talent for Care team, talentforcare@hee.nhs.uk , if you would like to find out more information.