Taught course

Leadership for Health and Social Care

University of Northampton · Faculty of Health and Society

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to have a first degree to apply for this course but you may be able to access the programme under special admissions, subject to evidence of recent study at the appropriate level and relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

February, July, October

Course content

This course is based on the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model’s nine dimensions of leadership behaviours. Studying this course will give leaders and aspiring leaders the practical skills and knowledge to work confidently in developing safe, high-quality clinical care and support services. This course provides you with critical appraisals of current policy, ideas, case studies and innovative practice. This course allows you to directly apply learning to your practice through the live assessments and projects and the personal development plan that you will produce. Selected course modules are facilitated by Alternative Strategies (UK) Ltd, one of our a partner organisations.

You will cover the nine dimensions of leadership behaviour through a series of work-based modules, which explore areas of personal and service development, using useful frameworks, tools and techniques. You will explore the issues related to involving key stakeholders, working with teams and managing organisational dynamics to ensure successful service improvement.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Work based with some supervision sessions and workshops held during the programme

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1604 735500