PG Diploma in Health & Social Care Management 2020 - Now open to applications



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 future environment requires the development of educated and reflective leaders and managers within health and social care.  The transformation of service delivery has informed the curriculum for the programme, incorporating topics on leadership, service change and quality improvement, budgetary control, management of information, employee engagement, team effectiveness, self management and emotional intelligence, service user involvement, organisational culture and values.


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 2nd September 2020

(9.30am - 4.30pm) in the HSC Leadership Centre when you will be informed of programme details.


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

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2020.

Learning Outcomes

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 & 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.  Applicants who do not hold a degree or equivalent qualification must demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through prior experiential learning, have at least three years appropriate management experience, at Band 6 or above.


The programme incorporates access to an e-learning platform, core text books, support tutorials, a range of invited speakers and participation in action learning sets.  Learners are encouraged to think differently and develop creative new ways of working.


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Funding and How to Apply

The cost of the programme is £1,940* per year.  Funding is at the discretion of the student's employing organisation.

*Will increase when annual pay and price increase for 2020 is applied.


Where an organisation's SLA is being used to fund a place on the programme this will be at 2MD places plus £250.00 for a registration fee payable each year of the programme and must be agreed with your employing organistion in advance.


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)

This is a modular programme containing Six Modules. You can see a list of dates and modules below. Please select the apply button beside the programme you are interested in.

Label Dates & Times Venue Administrator
PG Diploma 2020 (Year1) Introductory Day HSC Leadership Centre Stephen Cowan