Single Module Level 6

Leading People Through Effective Interaction (Level 6, 20 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

February 2025


In a nutshell

This module is aimed at qualified health and social care professionals interested in improving their leadership skills.

The course aims to provide the opportunity to develop, or in some instances to enhance, your knowledge of leadership theories. It will enable you to lead more effectively through reflection on your and others’ practice and interactions.


You will:

  • create a PDP which focuses on the development needs to enhance your role as an effective leader
  • develop and enhance your knowledge of management and current leadership theories and frameworks
  • develop your skills to lead people in varying situations
Course details

All about the course

This module explores:

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

What will I be doing?

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


  • Work-related assignment: 4,000 words.

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

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.

Career Links

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.


What you need to know

This module is aimed at qualified health and social care professionals interested in improving their leadership skills.


    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You will be a qualified health and social care professional able to demonstrate your ability to study successfully at Level 6. 

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £925 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    February 2025