*This module is open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact UWE directly if you have any queries about delivery method.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements and that you have checked the application deadline.

The Leadership and Innovation module (UZTSVU-20-3/UZTSVV-20-M) will allow you to critically reflect on the development of your own leadership skills to consider how best to deliver and enhance collaborative working across organisational boundaries and systems.

You will be able to appraise theories of organisational culture, leadership and change and your influence as ‘enablers’ to service improvement, quality, governance and the service user experience.

During the course we will explore coaching and mentoring tools that focus on developing leadership skills, knowledge and professional practices that enhance you and your team’s performance. Alongside this you will learn to utilise professional influencing and negotiating skills as part of your leadership repertoire

Whilst being able to demonstrate an understanding of the broad economic structure of the NHS and how this impacts on local finance and organisation at unit level you will reflect on this structure and the policy drivers that impact on service users, individuals and teams in a system in perpetual change.


Areas covered will include:

  • Theories of clinical and managerial leadership
  • Understanding change, innovation and transformation in NHS and wider health care systems
  • Understanding self, in relation to the leadership role- resilience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence
  • Inter collegial/professional/cross boundary-sector working
  • Authentic and distributive leadership models and modes of practice
  • Coaching: principles and practice
  • Autocracy, authority, autonomy – Scope of practice
  • Political, regulatory and cultural enablers and barriers to successful change
  • Negotiation skills
  • Policies related to contemporary Health & Social care services
  • Economic structure of healthcare provision  and local and organisation finance models
  • Service improvement and enhancement
  • The capabilities, practices and norms that promote and contribute to the formation of and effective working relationships of teams

Learning and Teaching

Current approaches which comprise of:

Seminars, action learning sets, group work, problem solving exercises, critical review of research and policy, utilisation of prior knowledge, reflection and challenge from peers.

Study time

48 contact hours. These will take the form of group activities, case study, work-based learning or project supervision, workshops and online activities.

Contact hours may be in virtual form rather than face-to-face, through the use of email and Blackboard discussion groups, virtual learning environments (VLEs) and other technology-aided means. It can also take place in a work-based setting.


Click here for more information on assessment.

  • Level 3 – UZTSVU-20-3
  • Masters Level – UZTSVV-20-M

Contact dates:


07/09/2022 – Online
14/09/2022- Online
21/09/2022- Online
28/09/2022- Online
05/10/2022- Online
12/10/2022- Online
27/10/2022 -Assessment Presentation – Online
26/10/2022 – Online
02/11/2022- Online
09/11/2022- Online
16/11/2022- Online
23/11/2022- Online
30/11/2022- Online
14/12/2022 -Assessment Presentation – Online
11/01/2023 – Online
18/01/2023- Online
25/01/2023- Online
01/02/2023- Online
08/02/2023- Online
15/02/2023- Online
01/03/2023 – Assessment Presentation – Online
08/03/2023 – Online
15/03/2023- Online
22/03/2023- Online
29/03/2023- Online
05/04/2023- Online
12/04/2023- Online
26/04/2023 Assessment Presentation – Online
03/05/2023 –Online
21/06/2023 Assessment Presentation – Online


Timings: 9am to 4pm


*Dates, format & timings correct at time of publishing (May 2022). Please check the UWE module page or contact UWE CPD admissions if you have any queries. Capacity on specific runs is managed by UWE.   

Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit.

Deadline for applications Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 9am.  

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as per the CPD scoring process. For more information about the scoring process click here.

For further information about the module, please click here. If you have any queries specifically regarding the module, please contact UWE Admissions Office by email on HAS.CPD@uwe.ac.uk or call 0117 328 1158.

For any other queries, please Contact Us.

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