Developing leadership skills, NU3268 Short Course

Developing leadership skills, NU3268 Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 12 weeks: (20 credits at level 6)

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Next cohort: September 2020 (elearn) and January 2021

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

(20 credits at level 6)

Good leadership is absolutely fundamental to providing safe, effective healthcare to patients/service users/clients and is absolutely vital to leading service improvement right across health and social care settings. The aim of the module is to provide you with the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership within health and social care services. You will develop a range of leadership skills to meet current and future demands of complex health and social care organisations. The leadership modules are taken up by practitioners from a range of undergraduate degree programmes and by individuals for CPD purposes. All members of the multidisciplinary team are welcome.

The classroom module is delivered during semester 2. The module can be delivered within your organisation if there are sufficient student numbers, at the organisations request.

The elearn module is delivered in semester 1. Students work through a programme of study using on-line learning materials and post their comments and reflections to the course discussion Board. Students are asked to log on for chatroom discussion each week. Times and dates can be varied after enrolment and in discussion with the student group.

All students are expected to engage in practice with activities such as leading a change or innovation, linking to leadership frameworks, and meeting regularly with a critical friend or mentor. We involve service users and carers in both e-learning and taught modules, encouraging students to post questions and enquiries that will shape the discussion. Core themes are those of personal knowledge and reflection; leading and working in teams and developing leadership skills and competence. A range of leadership theories and approaches are explored.

Learning Environment & Assessment

3,000 word assignment; negotiated with the module team, must be based on and drawn from the observation of, or experience of leading in clinical practice

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

1 level 3 Communication

2 level 3 Personal and people development

4 level 2/3 Service improvement

5 Level 3/4 Quality

6 Level 2/3 Equality and diversity

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

£765 per 20 credits

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

For further information:

Module information: Sue Anderson, Senior Lecturer 01772 893659
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839