Leadership Practice Modules

Continuing Professional Development (short course, distance learning)

Distance learning

12 weeks

Module credits: 30 credits

These short courses are delivered entirely by distance learning using our Learning Management System, so you won't attend classes and you can plan your studies to fit around your work and personal commitments.


Our suite of short courses is ideal if you already work in health and social care and want to study while you work. We'll develop your higher level skills and enable you to perform better in your current role, to lead teams of staff from different disciplines, or to apply for more senior roles.

Full description

Who should attend?

Our course is open to practitioners in the field of health and social care with the necessary qualifications or experience.


The following modules will commence online on 4 September 2023, for 12 weeks

  • Leadership Practice
  • Planning and Managing Resources

The following module will commence online on 2 January 2024, for 12 weeks

  • Managing People and Processes

Where you'll study

Your faculty

Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for healthcare professionals, doctors, scientists and social workers in the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We've been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that our students want the very best experiential learning, and we've invested heavily in purpose-built simulated wards, science labs and skills spaces, to support your learning every step of the way.

Where can I study?

Distance learning at ARU
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Study at a time that suits you, using our online learning management system.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 credits (Level 4) for courses starting in 2023/24 - distance learning


30 credits (Level 5) for courses starting in 2023/24 - distance learning


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Yvette Winnard
[email protected]

CPD Admissions
[email protected]

Entry requirements

If you wish to be considered for this module, you'll have the appropriate professional qualifications or experience in a related field.

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