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Leadership Decision Making and Strategic Thinking AdvDip (CPD)

Leadership Decision Making and Strategic Thinking AdvDip (CPD)

Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Policy / Strategic Planning Leadership Decision Making Skills

Course type


Course Summary

This course focuses on examples of decisions that are made by health and social care leaders beginning with an examination of decision making theory. Decision making draws upon a complex information context which is examined at local, national and international levels along with a critical examination of the role leaders have to play in managing and interpreting information volume and complexity, and translating that into meaningful messages for others. Leading service design and development requires strategic thinking taking into account factors in wider contexts. Leading service development requires an understanding of applied decision making in relation to developing and delivering high quality provision and a recognition of how factors in different contexts shape the decisions made about service design and delivery and governance.

Course Highlights: Our dedicated academic team brings extensive health and social care experience to the course content. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, their research informed and research active profile can add valuable context and insight to your learning; The course is part of a professional development framework, and you can use the credits you’ll gain by completing the course successfully towards the MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care; The course is designed to provide the flexibility to fit in with busy home and working lives. Key Features: Bolton University has been offering high-quality courses designed to meet the health and social care sector’s needs for over 30 years, so we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to changes in the health and social care sector. Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression aspect of Agenda for Change. The course curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure that content remains contemporary and relevant.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


15 weeks

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have at least a Lower Second Class (2:2) Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have experience working in health and Social care.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more