Free to Lead, Free to Care: Empowering Clinical Leaders



To enable the student to critically analyse key factors underpinning empowerment and its role in the management of people, resources and performance.

In the past, we have had primarily nurses but currently have a physiotherapist undertaking the module. 

Following the completion of the module students will have the knowledge in quality improvement and the associated skills that come with it. Students can also use their plans for improvement built for their assessments to implement in practice, following the correct procedures for Silver IQT accreditation.  

AU3S056 (Level 6) Glyntaff and online using a blended approach 6 Months October 12th
AU4S036 (Level 7) Glyntaff and online using a blended approach 6 Months October 12th

 You will learn:

  • Introduction to Quality Improvement and how to utilise models for Improvement in the student's practice area. 
  • Quality Improvement tools
  • Leadership and Management

Upon completion, students will have the knowledge and understanding of the process of quality improvement and how this may be implemented in clinical practice. Students will also be able to develop their understanding around leadership and management skills supporting them in professional development.  

  • Currently, the module will be delivered remotely via a virtual platform via blackboard collaborate.
  • Prior to the COVID pandemic – all taught sessions were delivered in a classroom environment.
  • There are also pre-reading and distance learning activities. 

You will be required to dedicate 200 hours to this module.


  • Stacey Jenkins
  • Sara Morgan
  • Alex Holmes
  • Angela Hiscocks.

It may be useful to ensure students have completed the bronze IQT prior to commencing the module if possible. This will provide an introduction to quality improvement? This could be introduced prior to official start of the module. 

  • Part 1 - Oral Presentation (10 minutes)
  • Part 2 - Essay 4200 words

Assessed at level 6 or 7 (depending on level of study).

You will be supported by the Module Leaders and Module team. You will also be aligned to an academic supervisor for the assessments linked to the module. 

  • Students will require a good level of IT skills and access to emails.
  • Access to a PC or laptop is essential as you will be required to access learning platforms, resources and materials to support your learning.
  • Assessments will also be submitted electronically.

Interested in Applying?

Apply directly to the University via an online application form.

For any queries, please contact Stacey.jenkins[email protected] or course leader [email protected].