Health Leadership and Management PgCert

What is special about this course?

Developing effective leadership skills and capacity is central to improving organisational success and enhancing the quality of service delivery within the NHS. This innovative and flexible programme is designed to address the leadership challenge facing the NHS. It is aimed at those who wish to take on a more proactive leadership role within their workplace and affect positive change in the workplace

The programme is designed to enhance individual knowledge; skills and understanding that will support the development and application of more effective personal leadership approaches. It will seek to challenge ideas and pre-conceptions about what leadership means both to the individual and to their world of work. Indeed, a better understanding of ourselves, and what is going on around us, are both fundamental qualities of effective leadership and management.

An online induction is held in early September and mid-January each year (depending on your start date) which will introduce you to the online learning environment.

Special features

  • This postgraduate course has been designed specifically for supervisors, managers, aspiring managers and senior executives working in the health service.
  • You will study part time and online which means that you can fit your studies around your busy working life.
  • You can study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD).

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree or above in any subject.
  • Other degree classifications will be considered with appropriate professional experience.
  • Candidates with no formal qualifications, who can demonstrate a capability and engagement in appropriate CPD, will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Students should normally be in paid or voluntary employment and able to draw upon work experience in order to complete assessments.

PgCert

Core modules are:

  • Leading the contemporary workforce
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Information and decision making

How will I study my course?

  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Part time (structured)
  • Part time (unstructured)

You will study online with support from expert staff at the university's Management School.


How long will my course last?


  • Part time (structured): 12 months
  • Part time (unstructured): 18 months

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January

Fees

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:

2018-19Scottish
online
Rest of UK
(inc EU)
online
International
online
Per module (20 credits) £560 £650 £900
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,680 £1,950 £2,700
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,360 £3,900 £5,400
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £5,000 £5,850 £8,120

 

2017-18Scottish
online
Rest of UK
(inc EU)
online
International
online
Per module (20 credits) £520 £650 £852
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,560 £1,950 £2,556
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,120 £3,900 £5,112
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £4,680 £5,850 £7,660

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.

Funding

You may be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed the PgCert in Health Leadership and Management you will have developed the skills necessary to work in a senior management / leadership position in the health service. Our experience to date suggests that candidates also take on a range of project, tasks and activities which develop and broaden their range of skills to enhance their medium and long term career prospects. With improved confidence you will be better equipped to make decisions at senior level, feel comfortable taking part in high level meetings and have increased motivation.

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What our students, graduates and staff say

My background is primarily in the private and third sector, with no public/healthcare experience, and to allow progression in my current role I required a formal postgraduate qualification with a focus on health leadership. Having looked extensively at health management courses, this was the only course that was open to both ‘aspiring managers’ and those already in management positions.

Kate Macdonald,  PgCert Health Leadership and Management graduate and Business Manager (Nurse Directorate), NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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I want to start in Jan/Feb 2019 or Aug/Sep 2019 or Jan/Feb 2020

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