Taught course

Leading Education for Health and Social Care Reform

University of Salford · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

Degree grade: An equivalent Bachelor’s degree normally with a 2:2 honours or professional qualification (if applicable) from the UK or elsewhere

Specific/subject-specific requirements: You will be a health and/ or social care professional

Level 2/3 specific requirements: N/A Accreditation of Prior Learning We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable for: this course is suitable for all UK and international health and social care professionals: Allied health professionals, health care scientists, nurses, midwives and doctors who want to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities to be an effective leader of health and social care education.

Job roles include: professional development leader, organisational development manager, clinical educator, mentor, sign off mentor, clinical tutor, managers of continuing professional development, healthcare professionals who have an education remit (staff and patients), such as consultant and specialist practitioner. Health and social care organisations who prefer an organisational approach to the development of its educational leader Health Education England Deaneries International Students - Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions. You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at application@salford.ac.uk. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk. You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.atas.fco.gov.uk/

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

3 good reasons to study Leading Education for Health and Social Care Reform at Salford

  • Develop yourself within 3 areas: education, leadership, and service improvement and transformation
  • Support your career progression within the field of educational leadership (NMC Practice Teacher, Teacher and Stage 1 Practice Educator)
  • Advance your personal growth as a leader of education so that you can deliver excellent health and social care now and in the future

What is becoming increasingly apparent is the correlation between the highly skilled health and social care workforce that has the right skills, behaviours and education, and the delivery of excellent health and social care and an ability to transform services. There is clear recognition of how the educated workforce can effectively contribute towards the transformation of services and support the implementation of health and social care reform.

This UK and internationally dynamic course is aimed at all professionals including allied health professionals, health care scientists, nurses, midwives, doctors, and social workers who want to develop the knowledge, skills, qualities and behaviours to be effective leaders of health and social care education. The course combines education, leadership and service improvement and reform.

By the end of the course you will be able to: horizon scan and undertake educational leadership roles within a changing and complex health and social care environment; base your education and leadership practices on sound research and evidence based practice; lead an education based project for the benefit of service user and or service improvements; and advance your personal growth and self- belief as a leader of health and social care education. You will learn the skills to empower yourself and others to deliver health and social care reform and transformation through the leadership of health and social care education. You will develop in confidence and have the ability to try new and creative approaches to the work place, deal with complex educational leadership situations and provide effective educational /service outcomes.

The strength of the course is that it can be attended on a full or part time basis and there are options for you to use credits from any existing postgraduate educational studies (NMC Stage 3 Practice Teacher and Stage 4 Teacher Award) towards the masters programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,380 full time
International students
£13,500 full time

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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