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Social Work PGDip

This programme, which offers both an academic award and a professional qualification in social work (on successful completion you can apply to register as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council), prepares you for a career in a broad range of social work agencies and settings. The teaching emphasis is on issues relevant to social work practice in contemporary Britain, and explores the ways in which sociology, law, social policy and psychology inform and enhance professional social work.

  • Duration of training: 21 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Child Welfare Practice PGCert

This is a part-time postgraduate certificate that will enable you to enhance both your theoretical knowledge and skills base in child welfare practice. The course will introduce you to the very latest research for practice including child care and safeguarding discussions, new practice skills (especially in emerging technologies), best practice sharing, and knowledge exchange with service users.

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Part time
E-Business and Innovation PGDip

This programme is about understanding how companies innovate with digital technologies to create new business models, products, and services. You will learn how digital business innovation strategies are developed, managed and delivered, to achieve business value.

  • Duration of training: 9 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Statistics PGDip

This course has a strong theoretical and methodological component to supplement a focus on applications of statistics to real life scientific problems. You can opt to follow pathways in medical, pharmaceutical or environmental statistics, depending on your field of interest.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Philosophy PGCert

This course provides students with an opportunity to study at postgraduate level even if they are not initially considering pursuing an entire MA programme. The course can be taken as a standalone qualification, where can focus on a particular area, or can progress onto the relevant MA programme.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Political Theology for Peace Postgraduate Credits

Political Theology for Peace is a single module combining distance learning with an intensive teaching weekend at Lancaster. The ten week course aims to serve peace practitioners already located within the various occupational spheres of society and enables them to investigate contemporary political theology as a context to evaluate and test an innovative, inclusive, reconfiguration of the politics of Jesus known as kenarchy.

  • Duration of training: 3 months
  • Study mode: Distance with attendance
Mechanical Engineering PGDip

Mechanical engineering is the basis of just about anything that has movable parts, which includes areas like transport (automotive, railway, aerospace), renewable energy, and manufacturing. These areas will continue to be important to the UK economy and to all developed economies.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Law PGDip

This diploma provides an introduction to the areas of law that the school specialises in: international law, international law and international relations, international human rights and terrorism law, international business and corporate law.

  • Duration of training: 9 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Medical Education PGCert

This course is co-delivered by Lancaster Medical School and CETAD, this course is designed to meet the GMC’s Strategy that all those involved in the development and education of doctors should be competent in principles of medical education. Develop and consolidate their knowledge and understanding of core principles of medical education; Enhance their skills as a medical educator; Evidence their competence in line with the Academy of Medical Educator’s learning domains.

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Medical Leadership PGCert

This course is for Doctors at any stage in your career who are interested in developing and proving commitment to Improving patient experience and service delivery; Demonstrating caring, compassionate, authentic leadership; Developing leadership capacity to achieve medical and organisational impact. The course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in line with the Medical Leadership Competency Framework.

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Politics and International Relations PGCert

This programme aims to provide you with a secure knowledge of the major theories, concepts and issues relating to Politics and International Relations in a variety of intellectual traditions and historical and contemporary contexts. You will gain a systematic understanding of a range of debates and discussions raised by past and present approaches to the subject.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Organisation Development PGCert

This course enables students to explore the role of Organisation Development in enhancing the effectiveness of organisational performance. The course provides opportunity for those involved in the practice of Organisation Development to gain professional recognition for their role and contribution to organisation performance The course draws on knowledge from: Disciplines of organisation cultures, values and behaviours; Organisation change and improvement science; Leadership and management; Systems thinking.

  • Duration of training: 6 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Leadership and Management (Health Care) PGCert

This course is for those who wish to develop their leadership skills and strategic capabilities in a health care context and is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management. It will enhance your understanding of concepts related to leadership and management and increase your ability to apply this knowledge to real work issues.

  • Duration of training: 6 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Leadership and Management PGCert

This course is for those who wish to develop their leadership skills and strategic capabilities and is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management. It will enhance your understanding of concepts related to leadership and management and increase your ability to apply this knowledge to real work issues.

  • Duration of training: 6 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Professional Practice PGDip

This course provides a flexible, bespoke work based route to a postgraduate qualification. All courses have as their main focus a work based project supported by your own personal learning and development.

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Professional Development PGCert

This course enables students to choose optional modules in line with their professional development needs in subjects such as: leadership and management; change management; learning and development; personal effectiveness. Students can start with one module and return later to build it into a qualification, or enrol for the qualification at the outset.

  • Duration of training: 6 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Quaker Studies PGCert

This programme is the result of an innovative, interdisciplinary collaboration between the Postgraduate Quaker Study Centre at Woodbrooke, Birmingham and the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion (PPR). The course is designed to introduce you to the theories, issues and processes connected with the history, theology and sociology of Quakerism in a global context.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Medical Leadership PGDip

This course is for Doctors at any stage in their career who are interested in developing and proving commitment to Improving patient experience and service delivery; Demonstrating caring, compassionate, authentic leadership; Developing leadership capacity to achieve medical and organisational impact. The course is designed to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in line with the Medical Leadership Competency Framework.

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Part time
Food Challenges for the Twenty-First Century PGCert

This course provides an opportunity for flexible and accessible postgraduate learning and professional development, for those who are unable to commit to full-time study. It is delivered by blended learning, which consists largely of online material to allow flexible working, together with short residential schools.

  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Study mode: Part time
Innovation and Improvement Science PGDip

This course allows you to explore how to make better use of research and innovation to improve ways in which healthcare is organised and delivered for patient benefit. It is a work-based course, requiring you to identify and implement service improvement projects in your own work context.

  • Duration of training: 24 months
  • Study mode: Part time
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