Leadership in Healthcare (SCQF level 11) CPD Award

Course code B7LH

What is special about this course?

Look beyond today's health and social care and consider complex organisations, political, economic, and policy-related factors that impact on care delivery, and the experiences of people receiving care and those involved in delivering the service.

This Leadership in Healthcare (SCQF level 11) CPD module is aimed at practitioners within health and social care who wish to develop their leadership capability to enhance practice. Explore and develop your personal capabilities and expand your skillset in your role, with particular focus on emotional intelligence, cognitive ability, preparedness to learn, and political awareness.

Special features

  • Delivery using the University's virtual learing environment
  • Opportunity for inter-professional learning
  • Accessible and flexible learning
  • Practice-focused
  • Can be used as an option module within the MSc Advanced Professional Practice

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree or equivalent
  • You should be employed within the health and social care field
  • Applicants with other qualifications or relevant professional experience may also be considered on an individual basis
  • You must have regular and reliable access to the internet and a computer for any online course at UHI in order to take advantage of our full range of online learning services, which include support from your tutors and fellow UHI students as well as access to UHI’s Virtual Learning Environment and vast online learning library. Click here for more information on the minimum requirements

CPD Award

The learning outcomes for this CPD are: 

  • Critically evaluate the evidence base related to leadership and quality improvement approaches in order to enhance health and social care outcomes
  • Critically analyse factors which influence and impact on a healthy organisational culture
  • Demonstrate the application and synthesis of leadership knowledge, skills and capabilities to inform effective practice delivery
  • Critically analyse the concept of resilience in contemporary healthcare
  • Appraise advanced communication skills in coaching and supervision of self and others

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will learn through a combination of video-conference lectures and tutorials, including 5 x two-hour group study sessions, plus online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 15 weeks @ approximately 17 hours per week

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.

Where can I study my course?

  • Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Inverness
  • This fully online course can be studied from anywhere in the UK. You will be supported by staff at UHI Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Inverness

Start date

  • January


For information on costs of this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.


UHI has a number of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and discretionary fund opportunities available to new and current students. Please use the A-Z of funds or use the filter to see which ones may be relevant to you. All students are welcome to apply.

Further information on funding your studies is also available, please see the attached link or contact the relevant UHI partner.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course you will have the knowledge and skill to enhance your leadership capacities in health and social care. 

Can I progress into further study?

You may wish to progress from this module to the following course:

Is there more information available online?

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