Dear (Insert name of Educational Supervisor/Training Programme Director),

This letter is to request access to funding from the study budget as I have recently joined The Medical Leader Programme. This programme is a medical management and leadership course that supports me in achieving the curriculum. It also qualifies as a discretionary course that adds value to me individually and supports the wider system.  According to Health Education England a course must meet these requirements in order for the costs to be covered by the study budget.

I have listed points below that highlight why the course is right for me:

  • It is fully online and requires no study leave
  • The delivery method enables me to learn when convenient to me and also acts as a reference point for day to day challenges
  • There are no start dates and it’s fully flexible
  • It has been created by current doctors who understand the challenges I face
  • The course is mapped to the management and leadership requirements as stated by the UK’s Medical Royal Colleges
  • I can obtain up to 30 CPD credits which are fully accredited
  • The course’s content is trusted and created in partnership with MIT Sloan Management Review
  • There are new masterclasses each month for me to watch in my own time. These feature current practitioners who share their experiences and solutions to real life challenges in the workplace

The course is accredited by the:

  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)
  • The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • The CPD Certification Service

The course covers the below themes, which can be taken in any order:

  • What is the Role of the Leader
  • The Importance of Skilful Communication
  • How to Create and Lead Change
  • Why Leaders Should Possess Emotional Intelligence
  • The Significance of Coaching in your career

Generation Leader is a UK based company and the programme details can be found via They provide me with a receipt upon payment via their website and I get instant access to their platform and app to start my learning.

I would greatly appreciate your approval for me to undertake this educational course and for it to be funded though the study budget.

Yours sincerely