Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care (RAF) BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate Degree (2 years)


January & September

Career development for RAF Medics

Application Deadline:
Wed, Aug 1st, 2018

£2,350 per year

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Anglia Ruskin University is working with The Royal Air Force No 22 (Training) Group to provide a range of higher education courses specifically for RAF Medics. Our unique relationship with the RAF enables service personnel to receive academic credit for Generic and Specialist training, as well as for seniority or rank and experience. These credits can then be ‘topped up’ with additional modules to gain a full Health and Social Care qualification.

Service personnel strengthen their career prospects with a top quality degree-level education, offering exceptional value for money, with the additional benefits that the Service gains through the individual’s application of enhanced knowledge in the workplace.

Full Description

Registered ELC Provider NumberBenefits for RAF Medics

  • Get recognised for the work that you do; earn credit exemptions towards University qualifications
  • Boost your personal development and career growth
  • Study online with tutor supported e-learning; no need to attend a University campus at any stage
  • Access our full range of University resources, high quality teaching and support.
Course Details

Course overview

This course will:

  • Develop you personally and professionally, and provide the tools you need to achieve your career potential
  • Build your ability to work as an effective team leader in settings involving people from different disciplines and agencies.Advance your understanding of the latest policy developments in health & social care.
  • Develop your research awareness and analytical skills.
  • Give you understanding of how better to implement, influence and adapt to change in your workplace.
  • Explore the needs of service users so that their views – and those of their carers – are fully represented.


Level 6

With the increased emphasis on research based practice over the last decade, it is essential that established practitioners who wish to undertake further educational programmes are conversant with research methodology and the application of theory to practice in their field. This module will revisit existing knowledge of the research process and assist the student in further developing skills of critical analysis.

Effective leadership is essential to providing high quality practice in health and social care settings. Staff morale and motivation, retention and recruitment, professional development, quality improvement, service efficiency and effectiveness all depend significantly upon the style and quality of leadership at the front line. This module will empower you to develop the necessary leadership skills in order to become a facilitator and motivator of change in the workplace. The focus is upon contemporary theories of leadership such as transformational leadership, distributive and leaderful practice and the notions which underpin leadership such as personal dispositions, values and skills.

Strategic management has emerged as a powerful tool in today’s health and social care organizations because significant changes come from many directions. Managers and leaders in contemporary health and social care organizations are facing huge challenges to meet targets set by demands and expectations of service users and other stakeholders. This module encourages students to apply own critical faculties to evaluate the usefulness of these concepts to their organizations.

The individual Final Project module allows students to engage in a substantial piece of individual research and/or product development work, focused on a topic relevant to their specific discipline. The project topic will have been assessed for suitability with discussions with an appropriate project supervisor to ensure sufficient academic challenge and research feasibility. The project may be in the form of primary research (e.g. laboratory, human or questionnaire-based data, clinical service evaluation, clinical placement, or other relevant acceptable sources), OR in the form of an extended literature review. The chosen topic will require you to identify/formulate problems and issues, conduct literature reviews, evaluate information, investigate using suitable methodologies, process and analyse data, critically analyse, appraise and present findings using suitable methods or media.


Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress on each module. These include reflective practice, essays and a major project, as well as sharing ideas and critical thoughts online.

How long does it take?

This course takes 2 years part-time (dependent upon existing credit at admission).


There’s an online induction which encourages socialising with fellow students, and you’ll be encouraged to take part in online exercises and to use the discussion boards. The course is delivered entirely online, so you can learn from anywhere, at any time.. You’ll use our Learning Management System (LMS), and our digital library offers access to electronic journals, e-books, databases and much more.

You’ll also do work-based learning in your current military setting. Your study will be directly relevant to your job even though you’ll be investigating wider leadership and management themes.

You’ll study with, and learn from your military peers as well as other current and aspiring managers and leaders from a range of health and social care organisations, allowing you to benefit from their experiences and best practice. You’ll also build ongoing relationships that will support you in your future career.

Students on this course work in the NHS, the voluntary and private sectors and the military, leading to interesting discussions.


On graduating from this course, you’ll be able to apply for leadership roles, or move into higher management positions.

Although the course relates to health and social care, it delivers wider management and leadership skills which are attractive to employers in other sectors.

Career Advice

Our Employability Service is here to help give you the best chance of landing the job you want. We’ll help you improve your skills and bulk up your CV to improve your career prospects.

As a distance learning student, you’ll still benefit from help and advice on CV writing, interview techniques, job hunting, and general careers advice.

To find out more please visit our careers advice page.

Entry Requirements

Anglia Ruskin University offers advanced entry for RAF onto this course based on respective/appropriate military education and training.

If you possess legacyqualifications ds then Anglia Ruskin can assist you in attaining the required APL through reflective written submissions.

Entry at level 6 (BSc Hons)
Successful completion of TMT 1 or JMLC which exempts level 4, plus TMT 2 and IMLC which exempts level 5. Alternatively the FdSc Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care will grant exemption from levels 4 & 5. Other qualifications including GST1 and GST2 may be considered on an individual basis.

Maximum APL – 240 credits.

As a distance learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.

If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Fees & Funding

ELCAS Provider NumberThis course costs £2,350 per year, for 2 years. 

Military students can use ELCs towards this course. Anglia Ruskin University is a recognised ELCAS provider (number 1007). Please contact your Learning Centre for details of ELC, eligibility and how to apply

Instalment options may be available, subject to meeting the required criteria,

The course is eligible for funding by student loan.

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