What Will You Study

This programme is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in line with the Medical Leadership Competency Framework. The course is interactive, participatory and work based requiring just six days' attendance alongside on-line learning activities. The programme is structured to encourage personal leadership development and so can benefit doctors at every stage of their career.

The programme is for you if you are interested in improving patient experience and service delivery, demonstrating caring, compassionate and authentic leadership and developing your own leadership capacity in order to achieve and evidence medical and organisational impact.

Participants accommodate the programme alongside their other professional responsibilities. Individual modules are separately recognised and enrolled participants will be able to complete even if they relocate away from the area. Each module requires two separate days attendance, as well as associated reading and assignment work.


  • Personal Learning and Development
  • Understanding Leadership and Management
  • Collaborative and Team Working
  • Strategic Analysis – What’s Driving Change in your Work Context?
  • The Role of Doctors in the Health Service Improvement 

Plus one optional module.

Students may also make a claim to (APL) to gain credits to exempt them from some modules by undertaking the module Recognitions and Accreditation of Prior Learning (RAPL).

Progression from a Postgraduate Certificate to a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc provides a pathway to further enhance your knowledge and understanding about medical leadership. It will also develop management skills in line with GMS’s “Leadership and Management for all Doctors” (2012), through a range of optional modules and work-based applied medical leadership projects.