Health Leadership and Management PgCert

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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.

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.

*Funding support notice*

Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students)

Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.

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 UHI 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:

2017-18   
  Scottish
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

 

2016-17   
  Scottish
online
Rest of UK
(inc EU)
online
International
online
Per module (20 credits) £520 £650 £820
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,560 £1,950 £2,460
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,120 £3,900 £4,920
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £4,680 £5,850 £7,380

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

Programme Leader, Nicola Macdonald, has an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management and is a fellow of the CIPD. She runs her consultancy business working with SMEs, public sector organisations and social enterprises. Her industry experience includes working for Clydesdale Bank, Mercedes-Benz and Marks and Spencer.

Apply for Health Leadership and Management PgCert

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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