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PGCert Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

Key facts

Start date January 2018, September 2018

Duration/mode 12 months part time

UK fees To be confirmed

Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons)

This course is available to UK residents only


Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care offers a visionary approach to future national and international health and social care challenges.

It will suit those wanting to develop their leadership and management knowledge, research and practice to achieve personal, team and organisational performance and effectiveness. It is as relevant to those in large organisations as it is to voluntary or community groups.

The programme offers a unique emphasis on your own work context while examining innovation, evaluation and research in leadership and management.

The programme will:

- provide excellence in education which meets the leadership and management needs of those working in health, social care and related fields;

- work with individuals to identify practical and research-based solutions for current leadership and management challenges in their areas of practice;

- foster effective collaborative working between managers, service users and carers within international and multi-agency contexts through online and class-based activities to achieve service quality and effectiveness.

The School of Healthcare is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. It aims to be a centre of excellence in the provision of high quality education and research and to develop knowledge that both informs and improves practice.

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Course content

The compulsory modules you study give a firm foundation in leadership and management theory and practice, designing and evaluating innovations in care, and understanding international health care systems and their challenges.

The optional modules allow you to tailor your study to your area of clinical practice and future career ambitions.

The programme leader is Gayle Garland.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information on typical modules, read Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care PGCert in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching


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Applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

Applicants developing knowledge in leadership and management in health and social care sectors are normally expected to have a recognised higher education honours degree (normally a 2:1).

Entry will be subject to discussion at telephone interview with the programme manager/team and evidence of developing applicant’s leadership and management knowledge in supporting statement and supporting references.

The University of Leeds' APL and APEL procedures may apply to exceptional applicants who do not meet the above criteria.

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the standard of English language required by the University and set out in Ordinance XI.

English language requirements

How to apply


This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.


UK/EU fees: To be confirmed
International fees: To be confirmed

If you are an NHS employee working for an approved provider in the Yorkshire & Humber region or your employing organisation offers services directly to the NHS, you may be eligible for Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) funding for the cost of your course fees. This funding is subject to availability.

For more information regarding the eligibility criteria for funding please download the NHS Health Education Yorkshire & the Humber funding guide. You can also email admissions@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk for further advice.

Students who wish to apply for the above funding will be asked to provide proof of their employment and confirm that their employer supports their studies.

Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.

Please note that NHS Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber have not confirmed the SSPRD funding available for 2018-19 so this advice is subject to change

Scholarships and financial support

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Career opportunities

Undertaking this post graduate qualification will support your aspiration of becoming more active in management and leadership roles, formally and informally. The knowledge and skills gained will serve as a foundation for career progression into more senior roles in clinical and managerial practice.

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