Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management

Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management

This is a one-year diploma to develop the skills and competencies for managing primary care at scale within the NHS.


A comprehensive diploma for people who are managing primary care and are becoming responsible for creating and running primary care provision at scale including – NAPC’s primary care home and other primary care networks, new care models, GP super practices and GP or other primary care federations. The curriculum will incorporate the learning and experience of multispecialty community providers (MCPs), integrated primary and acute care systems (PACS) and primary care homes.

What you can expect

  • A practical, ‘how to’, focused, service development and business management training diploma
  • Learn from current primary care at scale developments
  • Qualifications – equivalent to 60 credits (20 per module) at postgraduate level. On completion of the diploma, students may apply to study for HFMA’s Diploma and Higher Diploma which provides a pathway to a full MBA (subject to programme validation)
  • Network learning
  • Diploma alumni to continue sharing learning and best practice

Starting the programme

Apply now for the February 2019 entry point, or June and October 2019.

General Practice Forward View (GPFV)

The course has been developed with funding from the GPFV and fees are subsidised.


The course costs £2,800 + VAT.

Registration fee: £280 + VAT (payable as a deposit on notification of candidate acceptance, non-refundable).

New! Opportunity to take the first module on personal effectiveness and leadership

We are now offering candidates the opportunity to take module one only from October 2018 – subject to the availability of places.  The cost for taking module one is £1,200 + VAT. 

A range of bursary options available

A range of bursary funding options are available including 50% funding for candidates within Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) for February 2019.

For information about other bursary options please contact Aislinn Santoni, Diploma Administrator, at: aislinn.santoni@napc.co.uk

Further information/expression of interest

To express an interest or find out more, please email the NAPC team at: napc@napc.co.uk.

Apply online

To apply for a place on the diploma programme click here.

The NAPC diploma is run in association with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Capsticks, with delivery partners the Practice Management Network and the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR). The project has been set up with funding by NHS England.