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Fast-tracking healthcare management for Graduates

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This programme aims to equip delegates with targeted knowledge and skills to confidently deliver healthcare managerial roles.

Fast tracking for the average person normally means a more direct, efficient and quicker way to do things. In project management it means doing activities in a coordinated and compressed manner to deliver the same high-quality objective. This programme aims to fast-track graduates to become successful healthcare managers.

The programme is purposefully a blended offering to fit with delegates working lives, be inclusive and convenient. Delegates will form a group identity working together within the programme sessions but also being encouraged to offer peer support throughout the programme duration. Knowledge exchange will be via taught sessions, guided and self-directed reading. NHS professionals will contribute bringing their life experience and knowledge of varied NHS roles to the delegates. We envisage that students will feel more confident and capable in applying and successfully securing NHS post programme completion.

Course details

Course provider: University of Bradford


  • Must be 19+, employed, unemployed, live within West Yorkshire and have graduated from University within the last 5 years.
  • The course is open to those graduates not of a health discipline.

Industry: Health 

Dates:  22nd April 2024 

Duration:  8 weeks

Venue: Blended approach of in-person and online delivery. In-person delivery will take place on the University of Bradford campus.

Course overview

Delegates will learn about the following topics:

  • Introduction to the NHS as a service provider (will include direction to key policy/legislation documentation).
  • Introduction to operations management
  • Service process analysis and improvement
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Service recovery
  • Teamwork/leadership/workforce engagement


From this programme you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the composition of the NHS, governing policy/legislation and its current challenges.
  • Be exposed to tools and techniques which walk you through processes/services design.
  • Understand how to conduct root cause analysis of failures and design recovery measures.
  • Have greater confidence to design solutions or suggest feasibility studies to identify optimal solutions.
  • Understand the impact of operational change on people, services and resources.
  • Be aware of the value of people as organisational assets but also as a person who organisations develop and grow.
  • Receive expert career guidance to upgrade your CV, be exposed to new interview techniques and confidently use a range of job search strategies.
  • Be aware of the value of social networking and advertising via platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter to build professional profiles.
  • Have a greater awareness of the role that you can play within the NHS and how to get it!

What Next?

Graduates who have undertaken this training programme can use this to apply for entry management roles into health and social care or apprenticeships in healthcare/further study via other routes into health and social care.

Equally the new skills and confidence can be applied to other sectors to allow graduates to contribute to the wider WY economy.

The graduates will be introduced to health and social partners and they can continue to build relationships with them.

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