The School for Change Agents

The School for Change Agents

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Would you like to develop the skills to make a difference and create change in health and care? Sign up to The School for Change Agents!

The School is aimed at anyone who works in health and care, at whatever level and whether they are in a clinical or non-clinical role – although it is open to everyone and all are welcome. The School offers the opportunity to take their desire to see change happen and make it a reality.

The School has adapted to reflect the realities of healthcare in a pandemic; but also show how a crisis can often be time when change is created.

School is currently live! There’s still plenty of time to join us. Click the link below to sign up!

Share the news with our Engagement pack!

If you would like to help share the news about the School for Change Agents, you can access our engagement pack by clicking here.

The School for Change Agents Celebration Report!

We are delighted to share the #S4CA celebration report: Celebrating 9 years of a social movement.

Discover the global impact of the School and hear from the Alumni who were inspired:

On this page – please click on any of the links below to go directly to that item

What you will learn

The School for Change Agents takes place on FutureLearn. There are five interactive sessions to complete: 

  1. Change starts with me 
  2. Resourcefulness 
  3. Using power to make a difference 
  4. Using stories to create change
  5. Making sense of complexity

Each session includes a range of articles and videos that feature people like you talking about their own experiences of creating change. 

How to take part

School is free to join, and to take part in. All you need is an internet connection.  The sessions are arranged into ‘bite-sized’ chunks so that you can complete them in your own time, and in your own way.  You can take part on a computer, tablet or mobile device.

School is live now! Sign up below to join the community.

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When you sign up for the School, be sure to select the free option shown below in the yellow box. ( The yellow box surrounds the option titled: "limited access" below the title there are 5 rows  then the 6th row contains a button go to course)

This will give you access to the School for Change Agents for free!

If you work for the NHS or in social care, you can get an upgrade at no cost to you thanks to a partnership we have with FutureLearn. The upgrade will allow you extra time to complete the course as well as receiving a CPD certificate on completion. To check your eligibility for a free upgrade, head to

How to upgrade

Everyone taking part in the School has eight weeks from when they start to complete the sessions. If you’d like to extend your access, you can upgrade for a small fee.

Once again, if you work for the NHS or in social care, you can get an upgrade at no cost to you thanks to a partnership we have with FutureLearn.

To upgrade you need to:

We strongly recommend that you do this before or as you start School on FutureLearn. You must do this before your access to School expires (which is eight weeks after you first access the School).

This offer is available on a select number of courses offered by the NHS on FutureLearn. It does not entitle you to free upgrades on any other course.

We are no longer able to offer upgrade for people who took part in the School in April-May this year.

Live sessions

Alongside the FutureLearn sessions, we held three live webinars. These were optional and were a way to interact with concepts and themes covered in the FutureLearn sessions. They have been recorded and you can watch them via YouTube on the link below.

Build your network

The lively community of fellow learners on FutureLearn (as well as on Twitter, and in the Facebook group) means that you not only gain a wealth of useful knowledge, you can also build your networks and learn from each other as you reflect on how you can use the skills you’ve gained to take action. 

Listen to our podcast

If you are enjoying School, you may also appreciate our weekly podcast that we recorded in 2021, which goes “behind the scenes” with the team who are responsible for School. You can also access transcripts of the podcast.

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If you’ve taken part in School in 2021 or 2022, sign up to our mailing list so we can tell you about other activity related to School.

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