Diploma / Diploma in advanced primary care management

A postgraduate level diploma designed to develop the skills and competencies needed for managing primary care at scale

200 CPD hours

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The NHS Long-Term Plan and the introduction of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) sets out significant change for primary and community care. The introduction of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) is transforming primary care services and provides new opportunities as well as a range of challenges. Those leading on the development and delivery of these new networks and models of care require strong and robust leadership skills as well as the knowledge and insight to successfully drive the future of primary care.

The HFMA has worked in association with Capsticks and the NAPC to deliver the Diploma in advanced primary care management, a masters level programme that enables learners to develop their skills, knowledge and ability to successfully manage primary care at scale.

"The NHS law, policy and governance module was eye-opening, and I learnt so much. Our tutor really bought the topic to life and I loved how he summarised and shared learner feedback from the discussion board, giving us the opportunity to learn from one another and not just him.”

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Start your qualification journey by enrolling to study on our October or March intake.

Achieving the diploma

The Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management consists of 60 academic credits and is achieved by completing two modules (30 credits per module). The NHS law, policy and governance module is mandatory to achieve this qualification. You can also choose to just enrol for the NHS law, policy and governance module to achieve a certificate qualification instead.

Study intakes

There are two available intakes each year, in March and October

Study fees

The cost to study the diploma is £2,200+VAT


To achieve the qualification you will complete and pass a written assessment, submitted online, which will be marked by the awarding body. There are no exams on our programme.

What do I have access to when I sign up?

24/7 access to the online learning environment

Support from expert tutors

Weekly live and recorded sessions with your tutor and cohort

Scheduled study breaks to allow catch-up

Online module assessments and interactive discussion forums

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Contact details
Nick Passmore
Occupational level
Primary care/practice manager