This course is split into five units, if you are studying the BA (Hons) route of this course you will undertake the Introduction to leadership and management unit below:
- Introduction to Leadership and Management: Reflect on your existing competences in basic leadership and management skills, developed from experience or any organisation-based training programmes you've been on. You'll identify your weaknesses and plan to meet these through the course or by making a Personal Development Plan. This unit is available as a standalone unit.
Choose four of the following option units:
Evidencing Professional Learning (and/or Management) 1 and 2: You can choose this unit twice. All professionals must continuously engage in professional development, identifying and meeting learning needs and applying this to practice. This unit offers a structure where you can acknowledge the learning and reflect on the impact it's had on yourself and your workplace. You can achieve the professional development through work-related courses and activities, attending conferences and master classes, sessions at BU or self-study. This should last for 12 hours. This unit is available as a standalone unit.
Supervision & Leadership: Health and social care delivery is rapidly changing. This means it needs leaders that can work inclusively and flexibly with multi-professional teams in flattened complex organisational structures. You'll explore social enterprise values and your role as a leader in public sector organisations. By exploring leadership and organisational theory, you'll reflect on your capability and develop a plan for personal leadership development. This unit is available as a standalone unit.
Managing with Plans and Budgets: Understand the potential contribution that effective and integrated planning and budget processes make to service management. At the end of this unit, you'll be able to contribute to or lead the preparation of service plans covering budgets and be able to interpret budget statements. This unit is available as a standalone unit.
Practice Observation: Meet required standards and practices as identified by the professional bodies, and in line with the Professional Capability Framework (PCF).
Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may change from year to year.
If you don't complete the Introduction to Leadership Management unit, you can qualify for a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care.
On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff and qualified professional practitioners.
Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used.
Download the programme specification for BA (Hons) Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.
Full entry requirements
All applicants must normally be professionally-qualified Social or Health Care Workers and they must be employed in a suitable area at the time of entering the programme.
Applicants with a professional qualification in one of the caring professions (Dip HE or equivalent) will be considered.
Students may enter this course with credit and advanced standing if they have been awarded an HND/Foundation Degree/Diploma in HE or equivalent work experience, for example:
- Certificate in Social Service (CSS)
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW)
- Diploma in Social Work (DipSW)
- Other DipHE awards as appropriate.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
- IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
View further information about our English language requirements.
A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.
You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our international entry requirements page.
How to apply
We offer a single point of contact for all questions and enquiries regarding Post Qualifying Social Work courses.
Please contact our NCPQSW Administration Team (National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work) for more information:
- Tel: +44 (0)1202 964765
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: If your fees are to be paid by your employer you should submit your application via your Workforce Development Officer so that your employer can sign the sponsor section of the payment agreement. This must take place before you can be enrolled.
If you are paying your own fees you should submit your application directly to the NCPQSW Administration Team.
Once you have completed an undergraduate Honours degree, you can further develop your education by studying for a postgraduate degree. Please visit our Postgraduate section for further details about our range of Master's degrees.