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Course summary

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. 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.


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.

Assessment method

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 a development plan and business case.

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 only open to students who already have the right to live and study in the UK.

Fees and funding

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Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS