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Leading People Through Effective Interaction - Single module

Level 6 (20 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

UCAS Code:

Start Date(s): February


One semester, intake February


Part-time - £840 per 20 credit module

In Brief:

  • Develop and enhance your knowledge of management and current leadership theories and frameworks.
  • Through reflection on practice, develop your skills to lead people in varying situations
  • Create a PDP which focuses on the development needs to enhance your role as an effective leader
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

This module aims to provide the opportunity for the practitioner to develop, or in some instances to enhance, their knowledge of leadership theories, and through reflection on theirs and others’ practice , and interactions enable them to lead more effectively.

This module explores:

  • Effective interaction skills  
  • Motivation theories  
  • Managing change effectively  
  • Effective leadership  
  • Working effectively in teams  
  • Personal development planning  
  • Personal effectiveness skills  

Who is this module suitable for?

Qualified health and social care professionals interested in improving their leadership skills.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of proficiency - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Applicant profile

Fees and Funding


Fees 2019-20

Type of Study Fee
Part-time £840 per 20 credit module

Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Part-time £840 per 20 credit module

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


This module aims to help you improve your leadership of others. It is therefore important that you are an active participant in the learning process. You will be asked to reflect on your own practice and through critical analysis use theoretical frameworks to bring about change in the way you lead others.

You will develop learning agreements for each topic and will be expected to share your reflections with the peer group. This work will contribute to the development of your final written assignment.

Teaching times

  • 12 half day sessions
  • Attendance will be on the same day each week during the semester
  • Thursday mornings, 10.00am – 1.00pm


One written work related assignment : 4,000 words.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will have enhanced leadership and personal effectiveness skills that you will be able to apply to your workplace in order to manage situations more effectively.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

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