Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time
The course is based on the principle that the provision and commissioning of services are two sides of the same coin and both activities should be underpinned by robust models of strategic planning and marketing.
You will use your own service as a case study for developing a strategic plan for the development of service provision and / or commissioning. You will learn about strategy, marketing and competition in care sector organisations; the communication and implementation of service change and notions and models of commissioning / procurement and provision. You will examine ‘supply’ in the market and evidence-based ‘needs analysis’, knowledge and relationships in strategy. You will carry out strategic and stakeholder analysis and also cost benefit analysis based on the impact of technological innovation and you will study generating and evaluating strategic options for service delivery / commissioning.
The course is flexible and designed to fit in with your home and working lives. The University of Bolton offers excellent student support, and small class sizes, taught by friendly, approachable and experienced tutors. All will have access to all university facilities including libraries and IT suites.
You may be given financial support from your employer or you may be self-funded.
This course is part of a professional development framework within the School and the credits gained upon completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Professional Development (Leadership in Health and Social Care).
Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and the Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) is currently underway
Applicants should hold one or more of the following: a degree or equivalent; a relevant professional qualification deemed to be of an appropriate standard; or NVQ Level 4 in Management.
All entrants should have at least three years relevant work experience.
Applicants should also have successfully completed at least one Level HE7 module in a management area.
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