Taught course

Excellence in Leadership for Inclusion and Community

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A recognised first degree or its equivalent Students should have at least one year's current experience of working or studying in the public, voluntary or community sector. Applicants with equivalent managerial, professional or technical expertise deemed to be appropriate for entry to this programme of study may be accepted onto the course subject to a successful interview. Students will require access to a computer and internet to undertake the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This Postgraduate Certificate programme provides an opportunity for health and social care professionals to acquire advanced skills in the application of leadership theory to current practice.

The course will contribute to the development of an epistemology of leadership in the fields of Health and Social Care that takes full account of inclusive practice and local community engagement. This learning will be contextualised by an explanation of key policy and legal dimensions at local, national and international level. The course will encourage students to develop the skills and personal qualities needed to become leaders within their own places of work.It aims to provide an understanding of the skills and approaches to leadership that are most associated with successfully achieving in organisational practice, the goals of social inclusion and community engagement.

The Postgraduate Certificate aims to support leadership to enable stronger local civil society partnerships:- to encourage the development of community capability and to promote the engagement of communities in prevention and active social connection. It has been developed to offer opportunities for continuing personal and professional development through the acquisition of in-depth knowledge on how to lead in complex and paradoxical systems towards the achievement of these aims.

The course takes an evidence - based, applied approach to the examination of leadership for social inclusion, drawing on current research, policy and practice in this complex field. Specific topics include:

  • using strength - based approaches to effective leadership;
  • leading systems and communities;
  • community engagement strategies;
  • key principles of public health;
  • applying service improvement strategies and expertise and practice for improving outcomes.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892 400