Digital Maternity Leaders (PG Cert in Digital Health Leadership)
  • Postgraduate taught
  • PG Cert

Digital Maternity Leaders (PG Cert in Digital Health Leadership)

Join a new generation of digital changemakers who will drive information and technology transformation in NHS maternity services.

Learn how to drive digital transformation in NHS maternity services.

Gain a critical understanding of the principles, methods, governance and implications for digital maternity service delivery and improvement.

Understand how you can bolster your leadership skills for the effective transformation of maternity services.

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • PG Cert

  • Duration

    9 months

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode


  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • In-person

    • Online

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:2 in a relevant subject

  • Current NHS employee and further work experience requirements

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Course overview

This course will develop a new generation of digital changemakers who will drive information and technology transformation in maternity service delivery across the NHS.

You'll be taught through a blend of online and in-person learning. All components are designed to be highly engaging, supporting your individual learning and creating a vibrant learning community of digital leaders.

By the end of this programme, you will have a critical understanding of the principles, methods, governance and implications for maternity service delivery and improvement. You'll be able to assess how information systems and processes enhance or compromise the decision-making and actions of healthcare team members, women and pregnant people. You will acquire communication skills and learn how to adapt your communication style for different people, situations and audiences.

You will learn about emerging knowledge and apply best-practice models, frameworks, and approaches to improve outcomes and add further value to NHS initiatives. Crucially, you'll gain effective leadership skills in the transformation of maternity services, driving digitally enabled service improvement.

At the start of the programme, you will set out your goals for the year ahead in a Personal Development Plan. This will be agreed upon with an executive sponsor – a board-level stakeholder at your organisation who commits to supporting you in applying learning to your workplace.

Throughout the programme, you will use a learning journal to reflect on your practice and to capture the impact you achieve in your organisation. This will help you to work toward the goals set out in your Personal Development Plan, as well as prepare you to implement practical transformational change to benefit maternity service users.

This course is intended for people working in maternity services and digital health. You will study selected modules from Imperial’s Digital Health Leadership programme. When you graduate, you will achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Health Leadership.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

This is a 9-month programme consisting of three modules.

Each module is delivered online over several weeks through readily accessed learning materials, live discussions, and remote assessment methods. Two mandatory in-person leadership forums will take place in London on Tuesday 3 October 2023 and Tuesday 18 June 2024. They will feature guest lectures, group work, and interactive workshops centred around your leadership journey.

We expect you to commit to these in-person forum dates, and participate fully in the learning sessions, together with your peers.

Core Modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

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  • Interactive workshops
  • ID badge for site visit or facility tour
    Workplace learning

Assessment methods

  • In-class quiz
    Multiple-choice quizzes
  • Checklist for a practical examination
    Personal development plan
  • Reflective learning journal
  • Process map
  • Video presentation
  • Infographic
  • Action plan

Entry requirements

This course welcomes applications from NHS employees.

How to apply

Applications for 2023 entry have now closed.

Your future career

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Be prepared for a career in digital transformation in maternity services.

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Aimed at NHS employees, you'll gain skills to enhance the maternity experience, preparing you for career progression.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications