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Professional Leadership CPPD

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Course overview

The delivery of successful health and social care services relies on effective leadership. This module takes a perspective that leadership is to be found in the many rather than the few. We are all leaders. Therefore the aim of the module is to help you recognise and develop your inherent leadership qualities, and have regard for the leadership qualities of others, whether these are peers and working colleagues, or those in formal positions of leadership responsibility. Rather than emphasise leadership generally, looking at histories and typologies of leadership theory, the approach is practical and straightforward. Looking at leadership in health and social care from this perspective will make you more effective in your role, and more prepared for future leadership responsibilities.

Content outline

  • Introduction to health and social care organisations and their context: key concepts, theories, principles, social structures, processes, behaviours, cultures.
  • Leadership versus management within a dynamic professional environment, leadership as the art of persuasion.
  • Team dynamics explores the formation, evolving structure, thinking and behaviour of service teams, how leadership influence arises and is transferred within teams.
  • Team work improvement selectively addresses theories, models, approaches and styles of leadership within the context of health and social care service teams, and the role of leaders and managers in influencing and motivating teams.
  • Professional identities and logics explores the development of professional identity, the logics and cultures of different professions and organisations.
  • Working together across professions and services selectively addressing theories, models, approaches and styles of leadership within the context of inter-professional and inter-organisational working in health and social care teams.
  • Understanding people exploring your own affinities, motivations and preferred styles and developing insight into others in order to empower yourself and others.
  • Empowering and working through others selectively addressing theories, models, approaches and styles of leadership associated with empowerment e.g. use of emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, coaching and mentoring.

Module dates

Term 2:

JAN: Wednesday 16, 23, 30 January 2019
FEB: Wednesday 6, 13, 27 February 2019  (study week break on Wednesday 20 February)
MAR: Wednesday 6, 13 March 2019

Module Submission Date: Monday 13 May 2019

Term 3:

MAY: Wednesday 15, 22, 29 May 2019
JUN: Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2019
JUL: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Module Submission Date: Monday 2 September 2019



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one year’s relevant clinical experience as a health or social care practitioner
  • A satisfactory academic reference and a satisfactory clinical reference.
  • First degree(minimum2.2 and above) or higher level 7/MSc qualification.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.