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Leadership and Management in Social Work and Social Care PgCert

Leadership and Management in Social Work and Social Care PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Management Skills (Specific) Social Work Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

This course reflects the current important emphasis on strong leadership in the context of major reforms in the public sector. Building on earlier professional experience and qualifications, students will have the opportunity to evidence their training and learning and contribute towards their Continuing Professional Development (e.g. for qualified social workers the course will provide evidence towards the HCPC requirements for Standards of CPD). The University has been endorsed by the College of Social Work as a provider of CPD training.

The course will: Enable students to develop skills for effective professional leadership and management in delivering quality services and positive outcomes for those who use services; Provide opportunities to develop an understanding of theoretical models, skills and frameworks to underpin leadership and management in practice; Enable students to demonstrate high quality supervision and promote critical reflection throughout their organization; Encourage students to understand their own organisation, roles and responsibilities, evaluate practice and bring about innovation and change; Enable students to recognise the contribution of research to inform leadership and management in practice. A range of assessment methods will include essays, presentations, case studies, practice observation, reflective writing, practice portfolios, and personal development files. Students who are enrolled with the School of Social Work, Care and Community may be eligible for international travel opportunities relevant to their study.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



This module will provide a critical exploration of the contemporary issues that impact upon social work and social care management and leadership. It will develop knowledge in relation to major theoretical perspectives and ethical debates, current research findings and evidence based practice in the field of management and leadership. The aim is to promote the development of effective social work and social care managers and leaders.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£725 per 20 credits studied.

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 need to have a first degree at 2.2 or above in a relevant subject, but non-standard entrants with suitable experience in social care and evidence of recent study will be considered.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more