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Course details

Subject area

Sport, Health and Physical Education

Start date(s)

September 2022

Study mode(s)

Part time (9 months)

Course overview

Our Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace course reflects the current demand for professionals with a strategic awareness of the debates, challenges and approaches in the field of individual and population health and wellbeing with a specific focus on the workplace.

Delivered online, from September to May, this part-time PGCert programme allows you to fit your learning around your other work and life commitments. It provides an opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of leading and managing change in organisations, taking into consideration a range of health and wellbeing issues. 

The course provides an excellent CPD opportunity for those employed in a role with a workplace wellbeing focus who are looking to develop additional expertise in this area. 

 

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About this course

This programme aims to develop your knowledge of and ability to critically evaluate factors influencing the development of health and wellbeing in the workplace. You'll consider core topics in the sociology and psychology of health and wellbeing, from both national and international perspectives.

You'll explore the various definitions of wellbeing and social explanations for health inequalities based on social class, ethnicity, gender and age. You'll discuss issues including disability and unemployment, sickness/absence, and chronic health issues and look at individualised workplace wellbeing support. 

You'll focus on health and wellbeing challenges in the workplace and will share and reflect on your own experiences to allow you to support the development of interventions, policy, strategy and guidance that help address these challanges.

By the time you graduate, you'll be well-prepared to make a positive contribution to further research or practice in health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Following successful completion of the PG Cert, this programme offers a pathway to our MSc Health and Wellbeing

Modules

You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

On this part-time course, you will complete two modules:

Leading and Managing Change in Health and Wellbeing

This module will discuss policy agenda and strategies used in wellbeing. You will consider how individuals can work in organisations to lead and manage change. This will include concepts associated with preparing for change (consideration of the policy), implementing change (leading) and evaluating the change (sustaining the change that has been implemented). Sociology and psychology of health and wellbeing will be explored, taking into consideration a range of national and international perspectives. You'll discuss various definitions of wellbeing, and social explanations for health inequalities based on social class, ethnicity, gender and age. You will also reflect on your role in leading change and consider what skills are required.

Workplace Wellbeing

This module examines wellbeing and its effect upon national issues such as disability and unemployment, sickness/absence, long-term conditions, NHS spending and their associated tax burden. Within your own workplace, you will consider the application of strategic arguments into action and interventions in the business environment and will review and develop project management skills for planning and leading complex projects. Key issues relating to workplace wellbeing will be considered including ethical considerations, trends and patterns, health needs assessment, policy agenda, health communication theories, planning and evaluation methods. The influence of Public Health and its impact on local government and private sector approaches to workplace wellbeing will be explored through a range of case studies. 

Course Structure 

This is a part-time course delivered online over an academic year, starting in September. 

SemesterModulesTime commitments

Semester One

September - January

Leading and Managing Change in Health and Wellbeing

10 weeks x 5 hours per week of online lecture material plus independent study and assessments

Semester Two

January - May

Workplace Wellbeing 10 weeks x 5 hours per week of online lecture material plus independent study and assessments

 

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Assessment

The development of personal and professional skills and competencies are embedded throughout the programme, with assessment methods demonstrating a range of appropriate communications, problem-solving and personal and professional reflections.

Assessment methods are diverse and aim to develop the range of personal and professional skills needed for postgraduate employment or study. The assessment strategy for the programme aims to give frequent opportunities for formative feedback to contribute towards the development of summative assessments. You’ll be assessed by a range of assessments which include skills development plans, online tasks and essays.

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

Usual entry requirements are an undergraduate degree in a related area at 2:2 classification or above. Alternatively, applicants with an undergraduate degree in an unrelated area, but with subsequent work-related experience in health and wellbeing, are encouraged to apply.

We are able to consider applications from people who do not have a formal academic background, but who have significant and substantial work experience in an area relevant to health and wellbeing, through an application and assessment process. Additionally, applicants who have studied similar areas at postgraduate level can apply for accreditation of their prior certificated learning, where the learning outcomes for their former study can be mapped to the learning outcomes for this course.

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Student Finance

The tuition fee for this programme for 2021/22 is £1,500.

If you studied your undergraduate degree at Leeds Trinity University, you may be eligible for a discount of up to 50% on the cost of your tuition fees. For more details please contact finance@leedstrinity.ac.uk

How to apply

Apply online using the following link(s).

Part time

What happens next?

Our Admissions team will acknowledge receipt of your application by email, process it, and forward to the relevant Programme Leader within three days.

The Admissions team will notify you in writing within five working days of receiving a decision from the Programme Leader.

Made an offer?

You should accept or decline your offer by emailing admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

If you accept, you'll need to prove you satisfy the conditions outlined in your offer letter.

This will usually be by presenting the relevant supporting documentation in person to the student administration office (AM36) on campus.

MSc Health and Wellbeing

Do you want to continue to make a positive contribution to the development of interventions, policy, strategy, guidance and practice addressing health and wellbeing in the workplace? 

Following successful completion of the PG Cert Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace, this programme offers a pathway to our MSc Health and Wellbeing