Middle Manager Development Programme

IPC has been commissioned by Social Care Wales to deliver this programme for social care middle managers across Wales. This national programme is designed specifically to help you improve your strategic and operational leadership within the context of the requirements of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

On-line programme

We are now delivering our programmes on-line. You will get the same, good quality group learning experience from the same IPC tutors and coaches at the same price. Our next course starts in November 2020. To book your place, check with your council's Workforce Development Manager and contact ipc_courses@brookes.ac.uk.

Download further details about the Middle Manager Development Programme in English or in Welsh, including course dates and costs. 

How this programme works

This intensive programme includes taught days, individual support and coaching, facilitated action learning sets and assessed assignments as well as self-study. It is studied over a 12 month period and divided into three modules:

Developing as a Leader

  • The role and characteristics of leadership in social care
  • How to influence others and collaborate effectively across boundaries
  • Understanding the impact of your local and national political context on your role

Shaping social care

  • Shaping the market to deliver transformed services for our citizens
  • What matters in effective joint working between health and social care as a way of delivering better outcomes
  • Engaging positively with our local communities

Delivering better outcomes

  • Leading and supporting development and change
  • Implementing cultural change in a transforming environment
  • Enhancing and managing performance within teams, across organisational boundaries, and with a range of stakeholders


The programme includes four individual developmental coaching sessions to support you to be able to apply your learning effectively in the workplace. 

Oxford Brookes University accreditation

On successful completion of the programme, you will gain a postgraduate certificate in Strategic and Operational Leadership in Social Care from Oxford Brookes University which equates to 60 CATS credits at postgraduate level 7. Download the student handbook in English or the student handbook in Welsh for more details.