Accredited leadership development L5+

Accredited leadership development L5+

The role of a registered manager has become increasingly more complex, requiring a skills set that can cope with new challenges and leadership in specialist care services including supporting people with long term conditions, rehabilitation, dementia and end-of-life care. Best practice is a continually evolving and leaders need to keep their skills up to date and responsive to the latest recommendations. Opportunities to develop while gaining an accredited qualification in health and social care or a more specialist service should enable managers to continue their CPD beyond level 5. These advanced practitioner courses enable individuals to build on their strengths and will empower them to follow their interests and goals while gaining professional credibility in the sector.

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Provider: Education for Health

Person-centred approaches to care will be at the centre of this Frailty as a Long Term Condition Level 7 module‘s content.

Successful students will develop as leaders in the delivery of person-centred care, and progress their skills and knowledge in relation to the complexity of living with frailty. It will enhance your knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes in relation to current treatment, management and risk avoidance of different aspects and challenges of frailty.

The importance of excellent communication skills and effective collaborative working will be emphasised and explored in relation to the person living with frailty. Current key legislation, local, national and international drivers will be explored and applied to the management within your organisation. You will also critically review the interface of health and social care.

HND Health and Social Care

Provider: East Sussex College

The HND in Health and Social Care is a challenging programme which focuses on transferable values, knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to supporting any service user group in any setting.

Studying over two-years, you will gain a broad understanding of the challenges, topics and issues that health care professionals may face within the care sector.

The vocational nature of this course will give you first-hand experience of what it is like to work in the sector; and if you already work in a care role, will enable you to adopt theory and practice into everyday working situations.

Over the two years you will study a variety of theory and practical sessions including lectures about health and social care principles, discussions about complimentary therapies, and health and safety in the workplace. You will understand communication in the health and social care setting, study psychology, while guest lecturers and visits to care homes will help you learn from real-life examples. You will also study modules that give you the opportunity to develop your personal and professional qualities, enhancing your employment prospects after the course.

During the course you will study a range of topics including:

  • Communicating in health & social care
  • Principles of health & social care practice
  • Health & Safety in the health & care workplace
  • Personal and professional development
  • Working in partnerships in health & social care
  • Managing human and financial resources
  • Psychology for health & social care
  • Research project
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Supporting significant life events
  • Employability skills
  • Understanding the learning process
  • Managing quality in health & social care
  • Health promotion

What can I do after completing this course?

Successful completion of the courses can allow for progression onto the Level 6 qualification here at the University Centre Hastings, or enter into employment in the sector, or continue in employment, with possible progression into supervisory and lower management roles.


Provider: Education for health

The Leadership for Quality Improvement in Long Term Conditions Level 7 module has been designed to further the student’s leadership skills by demonstrating personal qualities such as self-awareness, managing self and others, reflective practice, influencing skills and overcoming difficult situations. During the module, students will advance their knowledge and understanding of collaborative working and care integration; developing networks, benefits and challenges, working with teams, facilitation skills and stages of team development.

Within the module students will consider managing services including planning, implementing policy, patient and carer involvement and empowerment to self-manage, service redesign, ‘lean’ methodology, value stream mapping and managing risk.

In addition, students will study managing people, leading service improvement and setting direction, this will encompass building and nurturing an improvement culture, reflective practice, national/local patient safety policies, quality improvement methodology, learning from adverse events, identifying contexts for change, health policy and evaluation and sustainability and spread of change.

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