If you are passionate about change, this course will provide the tools and leadership insights that form a base from which to propose and build support for your own change initiatives.
1 starting date
- Duration: 5 weeks
- Fees: £1,080 (£1,430 for overseas students)
- Course credits: 15
- Course code: APM034
- Location: Northampton Square
- Application deadline:
Leading Change Professional Development Course Course overview
This course develops the skills that are necessary to implement a change plan for improvement in health and social care, and will develop your ability to lead a team through and beyond the transition.
You will prepare a change plan for leading a change initiative (of your choice) and critically assess the principles of supporting and sustaining the change following implementation. You will apply either a public health or organisational change framework, depending on your topic choice.
Who is it for?
This course will benefit anyone who works in health and social care, nationally or internally, that will be engaged in implementing a change process as a leader, or as a team member supporting change.
F2F lectures on Thursday mornings are from 10am-1pm.
(please note these will be recorded and made available to online learners as an online asynchronous lecture)
Mar: Thursday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March 2022
Additionally, you must choose to attend a workshop on either of the following days;
F2F workshop on Thursday afternoons 2-5pm
Online workshop on Tuesday afternoons 2-5pm
Workshops are offered either in-person OR online.
You will need to attend one workshop per week either in-person OR online.
The key takeaway from this course is a practical application of leadership and change grounded in theory.
You can take forward credits from this module onto the Masters in Public Health and MSc Health policy.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
What will I learn?
The content addresses the two complimentary perspectives of this course: continuity of leadership and facilitating change. Of course, maintaining an effective service and keeping it on track are skills that are also necessary to sustain change.
Course content includes:
- Working with teams and groups, managing and coaching individuals.
- Planning and managing resources and staffing.
- Identifying the need for change and developing performance measures for improvement.
- Making the case for strategic fits by explaining how new initiatives support service and organisational objectives.
- Communicating the need for change, building consensus and shared support for new initiatives.
- Engaging the team, and motivating team members in developing their roles, assuming personal initiative, and taking initiatives forward.
- Implementing and sustaining change through shared leadership, shared objectives, and common goals
based around agreed team and service-performance measures.
Assessment and certificates
This course is delivered through a series of interactive teaching sessions with an emphasis on group activities. Case studies and work examples will be discussed throughout the course. Learning will take place via a mix of lectures, group activities and discussions, allowing for both tutor-mediated and peer-led input, encouraging critical thinking and analysis. In addition, this will develop communication and group-working skills.
Teaching sessions are supplemented by self-directed study which allows you both to gain a deeper understanding of the subject generally, and to pursue topics which are of particular interest to you in greater detail. The course also features a guest speaker for leadership insights.
Change Plan (PPT) - Individual coursework – 100%
The assessment for this course requires you to complete a change plan. To develop an effective plan, you need to combine change management principles, identifying the need for change, communication, and leadership insights to engage the team, implement the plan, and sustain the change in the longer term.
The change plan will comprise a PowerPoint (PPT) report. The expected length of the change plan is 2,000 words.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.
Professional experience working in health or social care is required.
If your first language is not English, one of the following is required:
- A first degree from a UK university
- A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City, University of London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions from Australia, Canada or the United States of America.
- International English Language Test Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest below 7.0
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required
- TOEFL 100 overall with 24 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 19 Reading and 20 Speaking
- Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned, including registration with your professional regulator.
A good book for preparation is:
Leadership: A Very Short Introduction - Paperback (2010) by Keith Grint
The tutor will suggest and provide material during the course.