Short courses
Health & Social Care

Developing Skills in Managing People in Health & Social Care

University Certificate in Professional Development:

This award is for those within a health and social care organisation who are new or aspiring to their first line management role. You develop the essential leadership and management skills required to effectively manage people within a health or social care organisation.

Course information

Part-time

  • 5 days

More part-time details

  • Credits: 30, Level: Degree
  • Enrolment date: January and February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1125

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You focus on the key principles of people management including organisational culture and the context of health and social care delivery, self-awareness and personal effectiveness, working in teams and team development, communication, managing conflict and difficult conversations, and staff engagement to support patient focused care.

How you learn

You learn through a series of lectures and workshops over five study days, delivered over a period of five months. Learning and teaching is student-centred to actively engage you in a critical analysis and application of the relevant concepts to gain knowledge, skills and confidence in your management role.

Seminars and group work address key theories with application to the practice environment through critical debate.

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) e-learning@tees is used to enhance learning and communication between you, you peers and the module team. Supplementary information is provided by module leaders/teams via this medium to support directed work-based learning. Use of this Virtual Learning Environment is presented at enrolment.

How you are assessed

The award is assessed both formatively and summatively.

  • Formative assessment requires you to submit a 1,000 word assignment based on the principles of managing people within the context of contemporary health and social care setting. This is submitted in week six.
  • Summative assessment is a 5,000 word essay based on the critical analysis and evaluation of the key skills that are required to meet the challenges of front line management within the context of contemporary care delivery. This is submitted in week 22.

Entry requirements

Applicants should:

  • Manage or aspire to manage a team of people within health or social care
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary environment across a range of organisational settings.

Course information

Part-time

  • 5 days

More part-time details

  • Credits: 30, Level: Degree
  • Enrolment date: January and February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1125

Contact details

Further information