School of Health and Social Care



Extended Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership & Management in the Health & Social Care Sector

Course Overview

This programme is designed for graduates or experienced managers who wish to further develop their career in management. The programme covers a wide range of contemporary issues and develops the critical, analytical and technical skills needed by senior management staff. The programme will also develop the academic skills required for further study at postgraduate level.

Course Content:

Stage 1

  • Personal & Team Effectiveness
  • Leading & Managing for the Future
  • Managing Your Enterprise
  • Managing Service Delivery
  • Managing Finance

    Stage 2 

    • Strategic Management in Public and Non-profit Organisations
    • Leading Strategic Change
    • Public Sector Management

    Course Rationale:

    Career pathways are available for students and professionals from the health background. The Postgraduate Diploma course is designed to equip students with adequate skills to improve their career in health care. The course is fit for health care professionals with significant management responsibilities.

    University recognition


    This ABP programme has been developed in partnership with the University of Worcester and holders of the qualification who also possess an Honours Bachelors degree (or equivalent), IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) (for learners from countries where English is not predominantly spoken) and a minimum of two years managerial experience can obtain 120 credits towards the University of Worcester MBA Executive Leadership and Management. Please see ABP website for more details.

    Entry Requirement:

    On entry a student will have:

    An honours degree from a UK university (minimum 2:2) in any subject or overseas equivalent.


    Overseas Nursing Diploma qualificationwith 2 years work experience and Level 3 UK health related qualification.

    Prospective students must be able to demonstrate that these responsibilities were significant and that they had a high level of autonomy.

    English Requirement 
    IELTS Requirement: 6 or
    5.5 with 3 months Pre Sessional English Course or
    5 with 6 months Pre Sessional English Course



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