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Leadership in Practice

Leadership in Practice

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In the continually changing health and social care environment it is imperative that individuals are able to adapt and review how they understand and undertake leadership and management within their roles.  Yet it can be difficult to make sense of the growing evidence base, theories and approaches to effective leadership and management. 

This module is ideal for both aspiring and experienced leaders and managers who want to develop an applied understanding of leadership and management in contemporary health and social care.

Who the module is aimed at

All health and social care professionals, including third sector or private organisations.

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

You will be supported to develop:

  • a critical understanding of the overarching concepts of leadership and management 
  • determine how this relates to your work and role within your organisation
  • a clear plan of your on-going leadership development moving forward 

What you learn

We aim to support you to develop an in-depth understanding of the fields of management and leadership in the contemporary health and social care context, whilst considering your role and future development. 

General areas covered

  • Overarching concepts of leadership and management
  • Leadership overview
  • Mapping the field of leadership
  • Leadership and learning diagnostic tools
  • Leadership learning and development

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills

  • Reflective and critical thinking
  • Academic writing

Fees and Funding for 2022/23

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £710

EU / International students: £1,205 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • You must have experience of studying and writing at level 6.
    • Where English is not your first language you must be able to supply IELTS scores.

    The above must be evidenced in your application form.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    Blended Learning this module will involve a limited number of face-to-face study days supported by online distance learning activities

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    The semester one occurrence will commence in September 2022 and requires 3 full days attendance at the university. The semester two occurrence will commence in February 2023 as delivered using a distance learning approach.

    This module is delivered face to face in semester one or you can choose a distance learning approach in semester two.



    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Anita McCrum - or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2372

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?