Building Capability for Improvement

Delivering high levels of performance across all domains of quality is dependent on organisational design, leadership and culture, measurement systems, and capability of the workforce.

We will work with members to:

  • Improve strategies, structures and capacity for improvement
  • Develop the appropriate improvement skills and behaviours to respond to particular quality challenges
  • Provide training and development activities, advice and support to all staff from frontline teams through to Board

2017/18 Support for Members

Training and Development Programmes

  • Introduction to Improvement – entry level 3-day training programme
  • Improvement for Managers – 5-day core skills training programme plus optional modules
  • Advanced Improvement Practitioner – 9-month development programme
  • Improvement Leader Fellowship – 15-month self-directed programme for senior leaders, with coaching support and a bursary

Improvement Escalator 

Our improvement escalator allows us to support improver's throughout their improvement journey; from Foundation level, through Practitioner and right up to Leader.

Strategic Support 

  • Boards and Senior Leadership Development – bespoke support focused on the Board’s role in leading quality improvement
  • Engagement in Quality Improvement – tailored sessions for individuals and teams
  • Developing an Organisational Approach to Quality Improvement – tailored support for organisations
  • Analytical support and advice regarding measurement for improvement


“I always thoroughly enjoy and benefit from AQuA’s training and events. The ‘train the trainer’ support has been priceless in spreading the learning across our Trust. The support has been brilliant, not just in further developing my understanding of improvement work, but also building my skills and confidence to deliver improvement training to colleagues.”

Andy Hayward, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Case Studies

You can also read more about our work in our Building Capability for Improvement case studies, including:


Find out more

If you would like more information, or to access any of these offers, please speak to your AQuA Account Manager.

Alternatively, you can find all of our events for Personon our events page.