Post Graduate Diploma in Health & Social Care (2022/23)


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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 ongoing 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 and covers topics such as Collective Leadership, Culture and Values, Emotional Intelligence, Strategic Delivery, Quality & Service Improvement, Change Management, Financial Management and Service User Involvement.  The programme aims to equip leaders and managers with knowledge, tools and approaches that will  devleop them further in their roles and help them bring innovative improvements to their service area.   The programme is also an opportunity to network with other health care professionals working in a range of different roles. 




Learning Outcomes

Accreditation and 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 on the NISCC PIP Framework.  

Please note this is a 2 year programme.


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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through prior experiential learning plus 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). 



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.


 NB. For an application pack please email:  

All applications must be completed and approved to attend this programme

*Closing date for applications is Friday 12th August 2022



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