PG Diploma in Health & Social Care Management 2021


Following the launch of HSC Learn we no longer accept applications through this website.

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To educate and develop leaders and managers within health & social care. The programme aims to assist leaders and managers to plan, implement and sustain change in the transformation of services.


The recent Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the invaluable role leaders and managers play in the delivery of HSC services.  This programme reflects both developments influenced by Covid-19 as well as the broader transformation agenda within Health and Social Care.   Content within the programme is broad reflecting the varied role a manager and leader plays covering topics such as leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Strategic Delivery, Quality Improvement, Change Management, Financial Management, Service User involvement and managers with knowledge, tools and approaches that will bring innovative improvements to their service area. 


The programme aims to equip leaders and managers with knowledge, tools and approaches that will bring innovative improvements to their service area.


Due to COVID-19 priority issues an Introductory Day will now be held on 7th September 2021 (9.30am - 4.30pm) in the HSC Leadership Centre when you will be informed of programme details or virtually via zoom.  


NB.  Your application must be completed and approved to be eligible to attend this session.

Closing date for applications is Monday 28th June 2021.  


Accreditation & Progression - 

The Post Graduate Diploma is an Ulster University validated programme of study supported by the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences.  Successful students completing the Diploma may progress to the third year of the Masters in Public Administration (MPA).  This is also an accredited programme for Social Work, which offers an opportunity to gain 6 Leadership and Strategic Award requirements from NISCC.


Middle and Senior Managers throughout the public, private and voluntary HSC sector. This includes: clinicians and professionals with management responsibility, social work managers and managers throughout HSC support functions.


Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through prior experiential learning, have at least three years appropriate management experience at Band 6 or above and provide evidence of competence in written or spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). 


Please note this is a 2 year programme.


The programme is designed to build on the knowledge and experience of participants with a focus on application to the real world.   Students are supported with access to an e-learning platform, core text books, support tutorials, a range of invited speakers and participation in action learning sets.


Tutorials will be delivered through zoom.  This may be reviewed subject to legislative changes.  


Funding and How to Apply

The cost of the programme is £2,395 or 2.5 MD places per year. Funding is at the discretion of the student's employing organisation.


To register your interest and receive an application form, please open the Course Dates and Venues tab and click on Apply.


Please note, numbers on this programme are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis for those who complete the application, including confirmation of how their place will be funded.


(Prices do not include VAT)

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course, if you would like to submit an expression of interest please contact us.