You are required to have the ability to study at degree level (minimum academic level SCQF Level 9).
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill.
- IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.
See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.
Learing Outcome 1: Evidence a critical understanding of the skills and knowledge required to undertake key leadership roles in Early Years Practice including the role of the Named Person and Lead Professional.
Learing Outcome 2: Demonstrate application of leadership skills and manage interventions to improve children and their family’s wellbeing.
Learing Outcome 3: Evaluate relevant policies and legislation and demonstrate the ability to apply these to practice.
Learing Outcome 4: Understand and effectively use a range of evidence and data sources including population health surveillance and public health data to inform practice delivery.
Structure and content
This short course provides knowledge on:
- the background to theories of leadership
- the current focus on leadership at all levels within the NHS
- the need for the implementation of evidence-based knowledge to support practice and the necessity for a working knowledge of quality improvement methods and leadership for these
Delivery and assessment
The module will be delivered using a range of approaches including (when possible) face to face lectures and online activities. The module includes two Masterclasses (similar to mini conferences) provided by guest lecturers who are subject experts. In addition, teaching and learning is supported through activities which may include live lectures; webinars, workshops, pre-recorded lectures, videos and podcasts. Other activities such as reading tasks are provided via Canvas (our virtual learning environment) and through the use of MS Teams.
The assessment methods involve an open book examination of the legal aspects of the module and a written assignment (due in on week 10 of the semester) of 3000 words based on the leadership aspects of the implementation of evidence-based practice in the students’ practice.
Dr Kathleen Clarke
50% of the short course is based in the workplace. Placements are provided and support by our practice partners on local health boards.