Taught course

Leadership for Health and Social Care

University of Northampton · School of Health

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree; applicants who do not hold a 1st degree but have a professional qualification would be considered under our APL admissions policy.

Months of entry

October, July, February

Course content

Tomorrow’s professionals are expected to be efficient and innovative practitioners, partners and leaders. Based on the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model’s nine dimensions of leadership behaviours, this programme gives those leaders, and aspiring leaders, the practical skills, knowledge and behaviours to work confidently in developing safe, high-quality clinical care and support services. The programme provides you with critical appraisals of current policy, up-to-date ideas, case studies and innovative practice. Central to the work-based learning approach is the direct application of learning to your practice and the focus of live assessments on live projects and a personal development plan. Selected course modules are facilitated by Alternative Strategies (UK) Ltd. – a partner organisation of the University of Northampton.

tudents 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. They explore issues related to involving key stakeholders, working with teams and managing organisational dynamics to ensure successful personal development and service improvement.

Course modules (16/17):

Leadership: The People Challenge - Core module Y

Turning Visions into Practice - Core module Y

Innovation and Creativity - Core module Y

Political Agenda: Effect on Service Delivery - Core module Y

Managing Advanced Professional Practice - Core module Y

Valuing Professional Experience - Core module Y

Evidence Based Research Project - Core module Y

Evidence Based Healthcare Research - Core module Y

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1604 735500
+44 (0) 1604 713029