Study our top-up course and achieve a full honours degree that’s relevant to your current job. Our distance learning Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited course lets you study while you work, and gives you the skills to manage and lead teams.
CMI accreditation provides you with a number of benefits, including professional accreditation and receiving an industry recognised CMI professional qualification.
Our course will develop you personally and professionally and provide the tools you need to achieve your career potential. You’ll build your ability to work as an effective team leader in settings involving people from different disciplines and agencies.
You’ll advance your understanding of the latest approaches to leadership in health and social care. You’ll develop your research awareness and analytical skills. You’ll learn to use higher level strategies for solving practical problems, and you’ll understand how better to implement, influence and adapt to change in your workplace. You’ll also explore individual and team behaviours and the impact of staff on the successful implementation of change.
Students on this course work in the NHS, the voluntary and private sectors and the military, leading to interesting discussions.
This course is delivered entirely by distance learning, so you can learn from anywhere, at any time, without needing to come to ARU. 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. 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 four weeks before the start of the course to ensure the application process is complete.
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Our distance learning Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You'll benefit from professional accreditation, receiving an industry recognised CMI professional qualification, and more.
On graduating from this course, you’ll be able to apply for leadership roles within your own career pathway or move into higher management positions elsewhere.
Although the course relates to health and social care, it delivers wider management and leadership skills which are attractive to employers in other sectors.
“Reflective practice is a huge aspect of the degree and I have been continually encouraged to reflect upon my practices and challenge myself.”
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Top-Up courses are a great way to gain a full degree, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.
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