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Short Course

Leadership for Allied Health Professions

Are you an Allied Health Professional looking to develop your leadership skills for clinical practice? Our Leadership for Allied Health Professions short course is for you.

Why study with us

  • This short course is suitable for all Allied Health Professionals who are keen to develop as leaders within their roles.
  • You'll get a three-day residential leadership development experience in the hills of Wales. There is no extra cost for this.
  • The rest of the module is online, so you can make it work around your current working routine or other commitments.

Module overview

Our short course will help Allied Health Professionals become effective leaders of people. You will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for effective leadership of people. You’ll gain an understanding of how to effectively work as an individual or team member. And you'll reflect on your own values and principles that underpin how you currently work.

The course is suitable for all Allied Health Professionals who want to develop as leaders, or progress their career.

The module will start with an online day in early September. We will familiarise you with the module and how it runs, and make sure you can navigate your way around the resources on Blackboard. We will also help you start to think about “who you are” as a leader. Following this, there will be three residential days in Wales, applying leadership theory and behaviours in the hills, lakes and rivers.

After we return from Wales, we will have three days of online learning and two evening discussion sessions (6:30 – 8:00pm). These sessions will be spread from October to January, perfect for fitting around your other commitments.

Award: Short Course
Level: Short Course / CPD
Delivery: Blended learning environment. Three day residential, all other learning via Microsoft Teams.
Study mode: Part-time
Duration: 30 weeks
Start date: September

Residential lead

Dr Samantha McElligott in a high-vis smiling with a mountainous background
Dr Samantha McElligott
Leadership Consultant and Outdoor Education Practitioner

As a Leadership Consultant, Samantha’s motivation and expertise focuses on developing others to become more confident, resilient, and to show them how to develop effective and transformational leadership behaviours.

Originally, she completed a joint honours degree in Law and French from Keele University in 2000. Concurrently, she focused her passion for outdoor learning as President of the University’s Mountaineering Society. She eventually chose education and development over law and has spent over 20 years working as a Professional Outdoor Instructor, Performance Coach, Development Trainer and Expedition Leader.

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Enquiries and applications

For enquiries please contact the UCLan CPD team via email. Or, you can email the module leader Dr Heather Stewart.

Dr Heather Stewart
Principal Lecturer, Allied Health Professions
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Heather is the Principal Lecturer for the Allied Health Professions, within the School of Health, Social Work and Sport. Heather has responsibility for overseeing the Pre-Registration Allied Health programmes that are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Heather …


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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