Leading and Managing in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part time
This course introduces the study of organisation and management, and the importance of ‘context’ in being effective. It explores the significance of management and leadership in making developments work, and takes a thorough look at these components of your own role. It provides an advanced introduction to the main ideas of business and service planning, and asks you to plan your own and your service's development in your context.
This is an excellent professional development course for anyone seeking career progression. It meets the specific needs of employers and will help participants gain access to higher levels of responsibility at work.
The course covers the main schools of thought that relate to management and organisations, and what constitutes evidence in that context. You will learn about the various notions of management and leadership, and the relevance of these to your own practice and assumptions. You will investigate frameworks that may help to articulate your role eg functional approaches, competences, planning and decision making. We will also introduce ideas that will help you understand and evaluate your wider and immediate context and the impact this may have on your role. In light of all the above, you will be asked to critically review your own role and skills, and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation.
Assessment in all cases is by the submission of coursework. There are no exams.
The course is flexible and designed to fit in with your busy home and working life. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support, and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. All students have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites.
You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded.
This course is part of a professional development framework within the University and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care) or towards a general MBA offered by the Bolton Business School.
Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway.
Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management.
All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience.
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