Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Medical Leadership

Health Education England is committed to developing effective, values-based, resilient and reflective medical leaders who are able to enhance the safety and quality of patient care and use their influence to deliver practice-based change, across healthcare systems. 

To support trainees in meeting the essential capabilities in leadership and teamworking, each year HEE NW offers higher specialty trainees in ST4+ and GPST1-3 trainees the opportunity of a funded place to complete module 1 (HEA4117) of the PGCert in Medical Leadership at Edge Hill University.

What the module will cover 

The module is mapped to the Faculty of Leadership and Management Standards [FMLM] (2020); the GMC Guidance on Leadership and Management (2012); GMC/AMRC Generic Professional Capabilities (2015); Healthcare Leadership Model (2013) and the Medical Leadership Competency Framework (2010).  

The module aims to develop reflective medical leaders who are aware of their strengths, limitations/challenges and who can proactively manage themselves, lead their teams and practice-based change, across the healthcare system. Students will undertake a variety of self-assessment tools such as personality type, team role preference, Emotional Intelligence and resilience. 

How the module will be delivered and how you will study 

Full details on what you will study and how, along with the study / workshop dates can be found on the Edge Hill University website

Attendance at the workshop sessions is required and you are expected to arrange study leave accordingly. Failure to attend workshop one (induction) means you will not be permitted to progress further with the module, and you will be liable for cancellation charges. 

Eligibility and application process  

Trainees who are eligible to apply for the funded opportunity will be contacted directly by Edge Hill University from early May and no later than July. Please check your spam and junk folders for e-mails from: 

To see if you are able to apply please refer to the eligibility criteria.

Study Dates 

Induction and workshop dates for 2023/24 will be available on the Edge Hill University website in due course. Please note these dates may be subject to change.

Study Leave 

Once you have enrolled onto HEA4117 you need to apply for a full days study leave for the course induction and for each of the teaching / workshop days, regardless of whether these are virtual or in-person.

Cancellation Policy 

The value of this course is equivalent to £780, as we are accountable for the management of public funds, HEE reserves the right to enforce the cancellation policy. Please ensure you are familiar with this prior to application.

Self-Funded Applications 

If you would like to self-fund your place on this course, please visit the Edge Hill University website to access the application form. 



Dr Fiona Clarke 

Associate Postgraduate Dean for Medical Leadership

Health Education England

(Learner Support and Faculty Development Team)  01616257651 
Sarah Metcalfe Programme Support Manager

Ada Osigwe

Programme Officer