Educating and Influencing others in Health Care

Key Facts

  • Level


  • Duration

    6 weeks / 2 months Part Time

  • Starting

    October, May

  • Fees UK

    Part Time 24/25: £920 per 20 credits

  • Location

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This level 7 course has been specifically designed to provide practitioners with the tools, insights and perspectives to drive innovation within contemporary health and/or social care settings.  The module uses active blended learning to promote students’ understanding of education and change theory, including how this can be applied to influence practice transformation.

You would be required to attend for 6 days; 3 days will be at Waterside and 3 days will be virtual delivery. You will also be expected to do approximately 3 hours of self-directed study each week.

Updated 19/06/2024


  • Provides an opportunity to collaborate with fellow students who share your passion for making a positive impact in healthcare.
  • Encourages you to think creatively and harness the potential of education to improve service provision.
  • Prepares an individual to introduce, influence and lead successful change and developments at a team or individual level.
  • Module adopts a hybrid approach with some study days in person and some online, plus additional follow-up study time.

Course Content

  • You will examine transformative practice through appreciation of the complexities of the healthcare industry, examining its structure, challenges, and the opportunities for transformation.  The importance of education in relation to influence and transformation will be considered.  Problem solving approaches and continuing professional development of self and others will be explored.

    Assessment of this level 7, 20 credit module, is a written evidence-based workplace improvement plan incorporating a strategy for identifying and addressing educational and developmental needs.

    Students will be required to attend all the taught days at Waterside and online and engage in the pre-reading / work each week. You would be required to attend for 6 days; 3 days will be at Waterside and 3 days will be virtual delivery.  You will also be expected to do approximately 3 hours of self-directed study each week

  • Applicants should have:

    • A first degree in a healthcare profession or equivalent qualification at level 6.
    • Registration with the HCPC or NMC.
  • 2024/25 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £920 per 20 credit module

    For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.

  • Will this module help me to become a better teacher?

    This module will examine the role of education in personal and team transformation and explore how this can be made more effective. The module is not aimed at helping students to become teachers, if you are looking for a teaching qualification then Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education may be more appropriate.

    Is this module focused on leadership?

    Whilst this module will analyse the role of the leader as an educator and influencer in transformative practice, students do not need to be or aspire to be leaders in order to undertake this course or influence change. This module is not specifically aimed at preparing individuals to become leaders. If you are looking for a leadership module than Leading Innovative Specialist Practice may be more appropriate.

    Do I need to be working in a patient facing role to complete this module?

    Unless you are completing this module as part of the Advanced Clinical Practice award you do not need to working in a patient facing role, this module is assessed  via completion of a written assignment only.


Careers and Employability

For information about opportunities to progress credits gained from this module towards the following award and a career in the following area Advanced Clinical Practice, please contact the programme lead for the Advanced Clinical Practice, Julie Holloway: Julie Holloway

This 20 credit module may be taken as part of the following awards: