Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership

This interdisciplinary, modular course is designed for health and social care practitioners. It comprises three 20 credit modules at Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework level 9 (degree level) and is designed to promote the use of evidence-based judgement to explore and debate the underpinning principles and theories of leadership.

You can chose to study for the named award of Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership or use the credit towards degree completion. Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development.



  • Leading in Health and Social Care (N3616)
  • Making Judgements and Decisions in Practice (N3611)
  • Independent Study (N3538)
  • Developing Professional Practice - Work-based Learning (N3337)

Entry requirements

Applicants must be registered health or social care practitioners with the appropriate authority or have evidence of health or social care qualifications. Applicants can be graduates or non-graduates.

Key details

Outcomes: Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership

Start date: There will be intakes in September and January each year. For confirmation of start date, please contact the staff member named below.

Duration: 1.5-4 years part-time

Location/Attendance: At QMU

Delivery: Mix of face-to-face teaching at QMU and directed learning

Fees: TBC for 2019/20 entry

For further information, including application process, please contact: Bill Lawson (blawson@qmu.ac.uk) on +44 (0)131 474 0000.

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