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Professional Leadership CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

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 1

SEP: Wednesday 30 September 2020
OCT: Wednesday 7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2020
NOV: Wednesday 4, 11 and 18 November 2020

Term 2

MAR: Monday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March 2021
APR: Monday 5, 12 and 19 April 2021

Term 3

MAY: Tuesday 11, 18 and 25 May 2021
JUN: Tuesday 1, 8, 16, 22 and 29 June 2021



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