A place committed to training and developing you

With the NCA, you’ll have access to a variety of programmes, resources and tools to grow your skills and take your career further.

Our development opportunities are inclusive and accessible for all, supporting individuals at every point of their career, regardless of role, profession, or band.

We recognise that investing in the growth and development of our people leads to higher levels of engagement, improved teamwork, and ultimately, better patient care. Our commitment is such that we have been honoured with a prestigious national award for our exceptional internal learning and development programmes.

Awards and achievements

We are proud to announce that we are the only NHS organisation in the UK to receive a prestigious national award for exceptional commitment to learning and development. The Northern Care Alliance was named winner in the 2023 Princess Royal Training Award through the City and Guilds Foundation.

The Northern Care Alliance was named "Best for Supporting Line Management" at the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter Awards in 2022. The award recognises our ongoing commitment to support all our colleagues to fulfil their hopes and ambitions and reach their full potential.