Subject Modules

Our subject modules are freestanding, and can also build into postgraduate qualifications.

  • Analysing Drivers for Change

    • Overview

      This course takes you through the process of analysing drivers for change in your own organisation. It will develop your critical understanding of the external and internal factors that influence the need for change in your organisation and your skills in working with the complexity and uncertainty of change.

      We will explore the change agenda in your local context and start to question and challenge existing organisational capacity to respond to these.

      On completion of the course you have learned to identify the key internal and external drivers for change within your own organisation. You will be able to analyse how change is affecting your organisation and understand how change impacts on you and your role.

      Duration, attendance and delivery

      The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

      The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

      Assessment

      At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

      The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

      Entry requirements

      You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

      Start dates

      • October
      • April

      N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Collaborative and Team Working

    Overview

    Effective collaborations and successful team working are key features of successful organisations. This course will develop your critical understanding of the features of ‘high performing teams’ and your skills working as a team leader or member.

    You will explore key concepts, models and theories of team roles and dynamics and relate these to your own experience. You will evaluate frameworks for assessing and developing team performance and consider their usefulness and applicability to your own practice.

    We will explore with you the answers to some key questions:

    • What is the impact of leadership on the performance and development of teams?

    • What leadership skills and strategies are effective?

    • What is 'collective leadership'?

    • What are the specific challenges of working with inter-agency and inter-professional teams?

    You will evaluate ideas, relate them to your situation and develop practical strategies that you can adopt at work.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • November

    • May

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

    • Overview

      Creative thinking is the ability to imagine or invent something new, and is a powerful skill in the work context spanning the spectrum of 'brilliant ideas' to 'better ways of doing things'. It can be closely linked to problem solving. This course will help you to develop your own abilities and also support you to develop a creative, innovative, culture in your team.

      You will examine concepts and models used to stimulate creative thinking and frameworks for problem-solving and assess their applicability and usefulness to your work. For example you might look at the work of experts such as Edward de Bono and evaluate ideas such as ‘left and right brain thinking’, ‘six thinking hats’ and a ‘solution focus rather than a problem focus’.

      Duration, attendance and delivery

      The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

      The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

      Assessment

      At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

      The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

      Entry requirements

      You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

      Start dates

      • February

      • November

      N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Developing Emotional Intelligence

    Overview

    Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to be aware of one's own and other people's emotions, to differentiate between different emotions and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. There are different perspectives on EI, including the work of Daniel Goleman who has linked it to self-awareness, self-management and the development of approaches for leading and working with others, for example developing insight and empathy.

    In this course you will explore and critique the concept of EI as well as evaluating different models in terms of their validity and effectiveness. You will explore how you can apply emotional intelligence in your workplace; to yourself and in analysing and understanding others, increasing your ability to perceive, understand and manage emotions. We will also critically analyse the applicability of EI to areas such as job performance, leadership, team effectiveness and cultural awareness.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • May

    • October

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Developing Resilience

    Overview

    This Module acknowledges that modern day workplaces can be constantly changing and there are many factors that cause stress and prevent individuals maintaining high levels of performance and wellbeing. It looks at the concepts of workplace resilience as a tool to cope with modern stresses, providing students with an opportunity to build a strategy to improve their own resilience and resilience in others. It explores lessons learned from the science of positive psychology and other perspectives such as the importance of confidence, adaptability and purposefulness. The current themes around new age perspectives such as mindfulness, are critically analysed by looking at academic research and applicability of techniques to workplace practice

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • November

    • March

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Introduction to Mentoring & Coaching

    • Overview

      Increasingly, organisations see the benefits of mentoring and coaching as a way to develop individuals in line with organisational objectives. Mentoring and coaching skills can be used by line managers and trainers as a way to support and develop staff.

      This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain personal knowledge, understanding and skills of mentoring and coaching, with a view to applying these skills to their practice. It is also appropriate for managers and others who wish to consider whether this approach is appropriate for introduction into their organisations.

      You will develop your understanding of well-researched approaches, techniques and frameworks and develop your mentoring and coaching skills. We will explore key principles and processes such as confidentiality, values and ethics and support you to consider them in your practice.

      Duration, attendance and delivery

      The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

      The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

      Assessment

      At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

      The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

      Entry requirements

      You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

      Start dates

      • May

      • November

      N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Leading and Managing People

    Overview

    • Managing people for effective performance through the life cycle of employment

    • Managing day to day performance

    • Dealing with performance issues

    • Understanding individual’s motivation, personality, and behaviours

    • Developing appropriate, effective people management responses

    • Leading and developing your staff

    On completion of the course you will have developed an understanding of best practice in terms of managing staff performance and will have developed a range of skills to enhance your ability to routinely lead and manage staff. You will have increased your understanding of the behaviours and motivation of others, explored a range of tactics to engage staff and improved your own ability to manage staff performance.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • June

    • November

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Leading Others Through Change

    Overview

    • Leadership in times of change

    • Transitional to Transformational leadership

    • Appreciative leadership

    • Stakeholder analysis

    • Supporting staff in embracing change

    • Capacity building to cope with uncertainty

    • Achieving sustainable change

    • Dealing with resistance to change

    • Emotional Intelligence - self and social awareness

    • Influencing skills

    On completion of the course you will have developed your understanding of a range of approaches to leading others through times of change. You will have developed your ability to understanding how to engage and influence others and how to take into account different individual’s responses to change. This learning will enhance your own capacity to lead and manage people through change.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • June

    • October

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Models for Planning Change

    • Overview

      • Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of strategies through which work based change may be achieved

      • Enhance your ability to select and apply work based change models to suit your own organisation context

      • Explore factors affecting the adoption of change in organisations including power, ethics, culture and resourcing implications

      • Designing and planning a change project

      Duration, attendance and delivery

      The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

      The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

      Assessment

      At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

      The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

      Entry requirements

      You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

      Start dates

      • February
      • September
      • June

      N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Negotiating and Influencing Skills

    Overview

    The ability to influence others and negotiate with those of opposing views is common to many situations, such as communicating with customers, clients, stakeholders, work colleagues, even friends and family!

    This course will give you an understanding of the key principles of negotiation and influence which can be of great benefit, together with the opportunity to learn and practise effective strategies used by successful negotiators. Topics covered include:

    • Communication modes – what are the key aspects of influence?

    • Skills of persuasion

    • Appreciative Inquiry

    • Negotiating skills and approaches

    • Self management – resourcefulness and resilience

    • Flexibility of approach

    • Win-win strategies

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • February

    • July

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Organisations: Culture, Values and Behaviours

    Overview

    This module introduces you to complex yet interesting topic of organisation culture and how it has an impact on staff engagement and organisational performance.There will be a practical focus on the link between organisational values and personal values and how this will inevitably shape behaviour.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • January

    • July

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Planning and Controlling Projects

    Overview

    The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop Project Management skills and focuses on

    • Using tools such as Gant Charts, network diagram and critical path analysis to schedule and mentor progress

    • Managing project responsibility

    • Managing project risk

    • Closing down a project and evaluating success

    On completion of this course you will have developed an understanding of how to identify and manage the risks associated with a project, how to break the work down into manageable steps and how to develop a realistic timeframe for its completion, effective closure and post project appraisal.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • March

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Quality improvement and measurement in health care

    Overview

    • Quality improvement – a key foundation to improving health care

    • Measurement practice in health care

    • Tools and techniques for measuring Quality Improvement

    • Interpreting and using measurement in Quality Improvement

    • Managing data into meaningful information

    By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of key principles and techniques related to quality improvement and measurement in health care. You will be able to identify and evaluate different approaches for application into your own working context.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • January

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Systems Thinking

    Overview

    This module is for anyone grappling with change in a complex environment, where systems, relationships and business boundaries are interdependent. This is becoming more prevalent in healthcare organisations whereby acute trusts, community healthcare, public health and social care are having to work across traditional boundaries to problem solve. Despite this, systems thinking is applicable to organisations in other sectors. For example a major US software organisation used systems thinking to analyse poor sales performance by using systems thinking tools to understand cross divisional processes and relationships. During this module you will explore complexity science theory and human system dynamics, evaluating tools and techniques to identify creative and efficient solutions to problems

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • May

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Understanding Improvement Methods and Techniques

    Overview

    • History and development of Quality Improvement Science

    • Models and techniques for Quality Improvement and Improvement Science

    • Policy and context of Quality Improvement in health care

    • Organisational readiness for Quality Improvement

    By the end of the course you will have developed

    • A critical understanding of the role of improvement science in a health care context

    • Knowledge and understanding of key models related to Quality and Improvement Science

    • An understanding about the improvement practices in relation to your own organisational role and context.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. This is a core course for students who are enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Improvement Science (exemption may be given via APL).

    There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • March

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Understanding Leadership and Management

    Overview

    • What is leadership? What is management?

    • Leadership and management: current debates and issues in relation to the challenges of your own role

    • Social and ethical challenges for management and leadership in changing organisational contexts; managing with integrity

    • Organisation culture, values, power – impact on expectations and behaviours of leadership and management

    • Understanding your own leadership style, behaviours, habits

    • Evaluating your own strengths and development needs in the context of management and leadership

    • Developing authentic leadership effectiveness – aligning your approach to fit with organisational current and future needs

    On completion of the course you will understand different perceptions of effective leadership and management and be able to examine the effectiveness of leadership and management in the context of your own organisation. You will be able to devise a strategy for your own personal leadership development to help you to address the current challenges of your role.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Start dates

    • January

    • March

    • September

  • Understanding Organisation Development

    Overview

    This course sets the scene to understand the context and agenda for organisation development.

    • What is Organisation Development, history, perspectives, definitions

    • Theory and practice of Organisation Development

    • Organisation Development and its links to: Business Strategy; HR Strategy; Systems thinking; Organisation learning

    • Models for understanding your own organisation

    • Developing organisation practice

    • The role of Organisation Development Practitioner - limits and possibilities

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    This is a core course for students who are enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Organisation Development (exemption may be given via APL).

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

    Dates

    • November
    • March

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning

    This is a mandatory module taken at the start of your course for students wishing to make a claim for accreditation of their prior experiential learning (APEL). Prior Learning includes study on non-accredited courses, work, and other life experiences. APEL values learning, regardless of the context in which it is acquired.

    This module supports you in presenting evidence of your prior learning towards a claim for APEL credit. The process of 'tapping' your prior knowledge and learning generates new learning in itself!

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 10 credits, in addition to any APEL credits awarded. Our experienced mentors will guide you through the process of reviewing and reflecting upon prior learning to develop a portfolio of evidence in support of your APEL claim.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The module lasts approximately 10 weeks. The blended learning structure comprises one full day introductory workshop, followed by online study, tutorials with your mentor, application of your learning in your workplace, and the completion of assessment tasks. Please note that attendance at the introductory workshop is normally a requirement for this module.

    Assessment

    You will be assessed through completion of an APEL portfolio and professional discussions at the end of the module which will normally be conducted at the University; however a video-conference option is available. There are two parts to the assessment process; 1) a written assignment to demonstrate successful achievement of the module outcomes and 2) assessment of your claim for APL credit.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to book a Personal Planning Session as the first step in assessing whether you may be able to make a successful APEL claim towards your target award. Typically applicants have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience.This is a core module if you want to make an APEL claim at the start of a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters programme, and is not available as a free-standing short course.

    Start dates

    • January
    • April
    • September

  • Personal Learning and Development

    This module is mandatory and integral to your Postgraduate Certificate Programme. It initiates your programme by facilitating activities to raise self-awareness about your strengths, development needs and the skills and knowledge you need to for your personal and professional development. This enables you to negotiate a programme of study that best fits your personal and professional development needs, with the support of a learning mentor who will support you during the length of your programme of study.

    Further to designing and negotiating your programme, this module will shadow your learning journey through to completion. The module’s main purpose is to facilitate your ‘learning about learning’ and develop this critical lifelong and work-based skill. This should bring confidence to critically evaluate and challenge ideas, have a voice to make a case and communicate complex ideas to different audiences.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    You will normally start this module at the beginning of your Postgraduate Certificate Programme. The module course usually lasts 12 months as it runs alongside your taught courses in the Postgraduate Certificate. There is a face-to-face workshop at the start of the module and then the module learning consists of online self-study, online group mentoring, personal mentoring, reflection activities, and completion of a learning portfolio.

    Assessment

    You will be assessed at the end of the module through submission of a learning portfolio that represents the progress of your learning from the beginning to the end of this module. You will be assessed against the module learning outcomes, including evidence of learning with and from others on the modules that comprise your programme.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in work (paid or unpaid) in a role which enables you to meet the requirements of the Postgraduate Certificate.

    Start dates

    • January

    • April

    • September

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Negotiating your Professional Development

    This module is a key part of how we support you in customising your postgraduate programme.

    You will:

    • Develop your learning objectives to meet your personal development needs, the needs of your workplace and the requirements of the university.
    • Update your personal development plan.
    • Engage with your key stakeholders to determine organisational needs and the requirements for a substantive work based project.
    • Negotiate your future postgraduate programme, selecting modules to best meet your needs.
    • Outline a proposal for a work based project to fulfil personal, organisational and university requirements.

    You will also negotiate timescales, target award and award title to construct an achievable programme that meets both your career aspirations and the requirements for success at postgraduate level.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The module lasts approximately 10 weeks and includes one introductory workshop/webinar, followed by online study, tutorials with your mentor, application of your learning in your workplace, and the completion of assessment tasks.

    Assessment

    This module assessment is in two parts: a negotiated development plan, and a supporting rationale.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows scope to apply your learning in practice. This is a core module for all Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters Degrees and is not available as a free-standing short course.

    Start dates

    • January
    • March
    • June
    • September

  • The Role of Clinical Leaders in Health Service Improvement

    Overview

    The course considers the changing role of doctors and other clinical leads in relation to leadership and health service improvement. This provides the context for considering the current emphasis on the need for improvement. Topics covered are:

    • The evolution of healthcare provision and exemplar models across the globe

    • Critical consideration of key concepts in healthcare: The patient journey; Patient-centred health care; Evidence based improvements; Inter-professional working

    • Leading and influencing health service improvement

    • Managing the tensions between quality healthcare provision, financial constraints, innovation and risk

    • Key organisational and individual challenges for achieving health services improvement.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

    The delivery of this module is through our online+model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

    Assessment

    At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

    The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

    Entry requirements

    This module is for doctors and clinical leads. This course is open as a standalone course or as an optional course across CETAD programmes.

    For students enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate or the MSc Medical Leadership, this is a mandatory core course.

    Start dates

    • October

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

Our core modules are specialised, and can only be taken as part of our postgraduate courses.

  • Negotiating your Professional Development

    This module is a key part of how we support you in customising your postgraduate programme.

    You will:

    • Develop your learning objectives to meet your personal development needs, the needs of your workplace and the requirements of the university.
    • Update your personal development plan.
    • Engage with your key stakeholders to determine organisational needs and the requirements for a substantive work based project.
    • Negotiate your future postgraduate programme, selecting modules to best meet your needs.
    • Outline a proposal for a work based project to fulfil personal, organisational and university requirements.

    You will also negotiate timescales, target award and award title to construct an achievable programme that meets both your career aspirations and the requirements for success at postgraduate level.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The module lasts approximately 10 weeks and includes one introductory workshop/webinar, followed by online study, tutorials with your mentor, application of your learning in your workplace, and the completion of assessment tasks.

    Assessment

    This module assessment is in two parts: a negotiated development plan, and a supporting rationale.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows scope to apply your learning in practice. This is a core module for all Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters Degrees and is not available as a free-standing short course.

    Start dates

    • January
    • March
    • June
    • September

  • Personal Learning and Development

    This module is mandatory and integral to your Postgraduate Certificate Programme. It initiates your programme by facilitating activities to raise self-awareness about your strengths, development needs and the skills and knowledge you need to for your personal and professional development. This enables you to negotiate a programme of study that best fits your personal and professional development needs, with the support of a learning mentor who will support you during the length of your programme of study.

    Further to designing and negotiating your programme, this module will shadow your learning journey through to completion. The module’s main purpose is to facilitate your ‘learning about learning’ and develop this critical lifelong and work-based skill. This should bring confidence to critically evaluate and challenge ideas, have a voice to make a case and communicate complex ideas to different audiences.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    You will normally start this module at the beginning of your Postgraduate Certificate Programme. The module course usually lasts 12 months as it runs alongside your taught courses in the Postgraduate Certificate. There is a face-to-face workshop at the start of the module and then the module learning consists of online self-study, online group mentoring, personal mentoring, reflection activities, and completion of a learning portfolio.

    Assessment

    You will be assessed at the end of the module through submission of a learning portfolio that represents the progress of your learning from the beginning to the end of this module. You will be assessed against the module learning outcomes, including evidence of learning with and from others on the modules that comprise your programme.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to be in work (paid or unpaid) in a role which enables you to meet the requirements of the Postgraduate Certificate.

    Start dates

    • January

    • April

    • September

    N.B. CETAD reserve the right to cancel or move the course to a later date if the number of students registered for the advertised course is not sufficient.

  • Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning

    This is a mandatory module taken at the start of your course for students wishing to make a claim for accreditation of their prior experiential learning (APEL). Prior Learning includes study on non-accredited courses, work, and other life experiences. APEL values learning, regardless of the context in which it is acquired.

    This module supports you in presenting evidence of your prior learning towards a claim for APEL credit. The process of 'tapping' your prior knowledge and learning generates new learning in itself!

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 10 credits, in addition to any APEL credits awarded. Our experienced mentors will guide you through the process of reviewing and reflecting upon prior learning to develop a portfolio of evidence in support of your APEL claim.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    The module lasts approximately 10 weeks. The blended learning structure comprises one full day introductory workshop, followed by online study, tutorials with your mentor, application of your learning in your workplace, and the completion of assessment tasks. Please note that attendance at the introductory workshop is normally a requirement for this module.

    Assessment

    You will be assessed through completion of an APEL portfolio and professional discussions at the end of the module which will normally be conducted at the University; however a video-conference option is available. There are two parts to the assessment process; 1) a written assignment to demonstrate successful achievement of the module outcomes and 2) assessment of your claim for APL credit.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to book a Personal Planning Session as the first step in assessing whether you may be able to make a successful APEL claim towards your target award. Typically applicants have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience.This is a core module if you want to make an APEL claim at the start of a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters programme, and is not available as a free-standing short course.

    Start dates

    • January
    • April
    • September

Our projects are specialised, and can only be taken as part of our postgraduate courses.

  • Delivering a Work Based project

    Overview

    A key feature of a work based learning programme is the requirement to learn from and for your work context. Work based projects are purposeful work activities focusing on the real demands of your job. Engaging in a substantial work based project provides opportunities for you to investigate, plan, develop, implement, review and learn from experience.

    The final stage of a Masters qualification requires you to engage in a substantial work based, investigative project.

    This 60 credit project will be of sufficient complexity and timescale to allow you to:

    • Plan and conduct a practitioner enquiry that contributes to knowledge creation and interpretation in your organisational context

    • Develop mastery of key methods and techniques for undertaking practitioner enquiry, including action planning and problem-solving

    • Identify, select, justify, plan and deliver a complex and multifaceted task related to the implementation of a work based project

    • Make a relevant and useful organisational impact; deploying resources effectively

    Before embarking on a 60 credit project you will complete a project proposal and ethics statement. Your mentor will provide you with formative feedback on your proposal before you submit your final version to the University Project Approval Committee.

    Duration, attendance and delivery

    A 60 credit project will typically take around 6-9 months to complete. You can study for your project entirely online: there are no mandatory attendance days. You will be supported with your study in the following ways:

    • Access to online resources for project management and research skills

    • Mentor support for your project planning and proposal

    • Optional participation in face to face workshops and online webinars

    • Becoming part of the learning community

    Typically a 60 credit project module will involve around 600 learning hours; this includes time spent on tutorials, self-study, reflection, learning and application at work as well as completing activities and assessments.

    Assessment

    The aim of the assessment is for you to demonstrate how you have delivered a substantive work-based project which includes practitioner enquiry, implementation and review. There will usually be several parts to the assessment in line with the time-line of the project, from proposal through to evaluation and critical reflection. Typically this will be compiled into a project report with an executive summary and your reflections. As an indication, the total word count is around 12000 words or equivalent.

    Entry Requirements

    Entry onto this module is through enrolment on a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters course.