Total cost of course
UK/EU: £2,550*
INT: £2,550*

*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Course length
1 year of part time study
Start dates
January, May, September
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Course code: OLPAZ   Level 7 qualification

Increasingly, practitioners are being called upon to lead effective change, implementing key leadership and management skills to improve both clinical and patient delivery within their health and social care organisation.

Ideal for health and social care professionals who are looking to lead change in the provision and delivery of their health and social care setting, this course acknowledges the needs of those in current or developmental managerial roles who are seeking to develop new managerial and leadership skills to enhance their career and improve their practice. Whether you are taking the next step in your career or have a general interest in this area of study, this course will give you the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives.

This programme will equip you with an advanced understanding in applying effective leadership and management theories to your own work setting that’s equally effective and coherent alongside today’s evolving health and social care agenda.

Ideal for health and social care professionals

This Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care will enable you to practice functional and theoretical key managerial skills that are dynamic, forward thinking and practical, allowing you to become strategically involved in today’s rapidly expanding health and social care sector. The course will develop your skills and knowledge of leadership and management styles whilst also considering the impact leadership and management has on inter-professional issues, policy and change within your practice. 

Through studying this course online you will be able to implement new skills into your role as you learn, consolidating specific techniques and expertise that will help you to lead quality and service improvements within your health and social care practice. This course will also enable you to develop a greater understanding of your own leadership styles through critical analysis and a defined set of leadership theories.

Students will study three modules over the duration of one year, studying one module per trimester. In studying this Postgraduate Certificate you will achieve an advanced understanding of leadership and management styles and theoretical concepts that can be applied within a health and social care environment. 

This programme is in line with today’s changing health and social care agenda and covers key aspects of leadership and management which is essential for those looking to implement a higher level 

This Postgraduate Certificate programme is available to study part-time and is delivered fully online. You'll study three modules which address the core aspects of Leadership and Management:

  • Advanced Integrative Practice
  • Leadership in Health and Social Care
  • Management for an Integrative Health and Social Care Workforce

Achieve an advanced understanding of leadership and management

Our academic team recognise that health and social care professionals are required to have a continually developing wide range of specific and transferable skills through additional training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This programme offers you the flexibility and diversity that will help you develop these skills while you work and will contribute towards your continuous training and CPD.

This course is particularly beneficial for directors of nursing, clinical directors, doctors, senior nurses, senior health and social care professionals, heads of service and general health and social care workers who are seeking to gain further progression within their role. The knowledge and skills gained from studying this programme will enhance your ability to develop your career and enrich your professional practice.

Find out more about the online Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care Postgraduate Certificate course

Listen to our recording of the Academic Lead for Social Work and Social Care talking more about the Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care Postgraduate Certificate course.

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Programme Specification

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