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.  Develop the expertise to lead the transformation of primary care for primary care networks as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and new GP contract.


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. The curriculum will incorporate the learning and experience of the primary care home and new care models programmes.

What you can expect

  • A practical, online, service development and business management diploma
  • Learn from current primary care at scale developments
  • Qualifications – equivalent to 60 credits (20 per module) at postgraduate level 7. On completion of the diploma, students may apply to study for HFMA’s Higher Diploma which provides a pathway to a full MBA awarded by BPP University.  A postgraduate certificate providing 60 credits in the Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme (CATs) is planned
  • Network learning
  • Diploma alumni to continue sharing learning and best practice

Starting the programme

Apply now to start in June or October 2020.

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 all three modules separately

We are now offering candidates the opportunity to take all three modules separately – subject to the availability of places.  The cost for taking one module is £1,200 + VAT. 

A range of bursary options available

Some bursary funding options are available. To find out more,  contact Haden White at haden.white@hfma.org.uk or telephone 0117 938 8351.

Further information/expression of interest

To express an interest or find out more, please email: dapcm@hfma.org.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.