Foundations for the future
What is it?
An innovative management and leadership development programme, Foundations for the Future gives an opportunity for managers to study for masters level qualifications. It consists of:
- Postgraduate Certificate modules – 10 and 20 credit modules
- Postgraduate Diploma modules – 20 credit modules
The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma (both masters level) are divided into modules that you can take in the order that best suits your needs and priorities, gathering credits towards a postgraduate level qualification.
MA in Health and Social Care Management - 20 credit module and 40 credit project. Students must have fulfilled the criteria for gaining a Postgraduate Diploma by achieving 120 credits through studying 10 and 20 credit modules.
Who is it aimed at?
Managers in health and social, regardless of professional group. It is important that you are in a role where you are able to practise the skills you are learning in the programme.
What are the benefits?
- Choice of study options to suit your needs – from stand alone postgraduate level modules to a full MA.
- It is modular – no need to study a whole qualification in one go, stop and start to suit you.
- Individual modules and postgraduate Certificate and Diploma qualifications are studied by distance and on-line learning, so it can fit in with work and home – studying at a time and place that suits you
- MA final year qualification is studied by blended learning - a mixture of workshops and on-line learning
- Assessed by work based assignments, not examinations
- Provides contextualised learning
- When your application is approved, the course fees for any two modules you study will be funded by South Central Strategic Health Authority (learning material costs will need to be met by the student or their trust)
- Opportunities to share your learning experience with others, using on-line facilities
- Dedicated facilitators and e-tutors to help you work your way through the programme, with an opportunity to come together in group work
- All learning materials cross-referenced to the Knowledge and Skills Framework
What do I need?
- Access to a computer and the internet
- A reasonable level of omputer literacy and experience of using email
- Some knowledge of your learning needs and aspirations (for example through your Personal Development Plan and annual review or appraisal)
- Support from your line manager and leadership lead within your organisation
- Opportunities to put the learning into practise
Who do I contact for further information?
You should discuss your application with the leadership lead within your organisation to identify someone to act as your mentor to support your learning.
For general enquiries on how to apply, please contact us.
So this is a developmental framework, allowing you to collect academic credits as you learn. Over the course of several months or more than a year, you will be able to join a new type of learning community, learn about management, undertake assignments within and of use to your work-place, and obtain a valuable qualification. A foundation for the future – your future as a manager and leader.