Develop your skills while continuing to work in your current health and social care role. Our online Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited course means you can study from anywhere, at any time, over the course of two to four years. On graduation, you could do one or two further years to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) degree.
CMI accreditation provides you with a number of benefits, including professional accreditation and receiving an industry-recognised CMI professional qualification.
This course is ideal if you already work in health and social care and want to study while you work. It will develop your higher level skills and enable you to perform better in your current role, to lead teams of staff from different disciplines, or to apply for more senior roles.
This course is suitable if you:
Our students come from all sorts of workplaces. They might include managers of GP practices or residential care homes, healthcare assistants in the NHS or the independent sector, nurses, medics in the Army or Royal Air Force, and administrative staff in the NHS. This diversity leads to interesting discussions.
You’ll study entirely online, so you can learn from anywhere, at any time, without needing to come to Anglia Ruskin. This means you’ll need access to a computer and the internet, plus basic IT skills. You’ll use our virtual learning environment as well as our digital library, which provides access to electronic journals, e-books, databases and much more.
You’ll also do work-based learning in your current setting. As a result, your study will be directly relevant to your job even though you’ll be investigating wider leadership and management themes.
You’ll prepare for the course online, in advance, with the support of a helpful tutor. You’ll also take part in an online induction which encourages socialising with fellow students and, through a variety of activities, provides a strong foundation for online learning. Induction takes place two weeks before the start of the course and you’ll need to be registered to take part. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply a minimum of three weeks before the start of the course to ensure the application process is complete.
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You’ll be a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) while you’re studying at ARU, with the membership cost included in your course fees.
To be accepted onto this course, you’ll already be working in a health and social care setting. This means you’ll use this course either to develop your skills so that you can apply for more senior roles, or extend your existing skills in your current leadership or management role.
What you learn will be applied to the health and social care setting, but you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills which will be attractive to employers in many other sectors.
This course has close links with NHS trusts, independent sector health and social-care providers, and the armed forces.
If you’d like to go on to further study when you graduate, you can apply for our top-up course which leads to a full BSc (Hons) degree in Management and Leadership in Health & Social Care. After that, you could go on to do postgraduate study, such as a Master’s degree.
"I found ARU a welcoming and diverse community. Module tutors were always approachable and the assistance I was given during my studies was fabulous. I'm very career orientated and was given the opportunity to get involved in research right from day one."
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