Level 6 Diploma in Health & Social Care Management

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Level 6 Diploma in Health & Social Care Management


About this course

This program has the following structure/outline –

Program Name/Title Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management
Program Level UK QAA/Ofqual Level 6
Who will benefit from attending? This course is designed for –

·        Healthcare professionals wishing to progress their managerial career in the healthcare sector


Program Structure Learners must complete the six mandatory units totalling 70 credits. They must complete either
Managing Finance in the Public Sector or Financial Decision Making for Managers.
A further four or five units totalling a minimum of 50 credits from the list of optional (opt) units must be
completed to achieve a minimum of 120 credits for the Diploma. 7.

Unit Name Unit Aims Credits Mandatory
International Healthcare Policy To explore the international context for healthcare policy and organisation of healthcare. To understand contemporary issues and promotion of public health. Learners should understand the political, social and cultural issues that help to determine healthcare policy and be able to critically assess the policies and practice in one specific context. 15 Yes
Managing Quality and Service Delivery This unit aims to introduce the learner to the delivery of excellent customer service. The learner will also develop knowledge and understanding required for quality measurement and management of service delivery (for public service or healthcare management programmes the unit can be delivered in context). 10 Yes
Leadership and Management The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to understand theories of leadership and management and how to use leadership and management skills to improve motivation and performance. The learner will also understand the development and effectiveness of teams. 15 Yes
Research Project This unit aims to develop the skills required to produce a research
question and carry out independent research using appropriate research
techniques. The unit also aims to enable the learner to analyse research
findings, evaluate research methodology used and present findings.
10 Yes
Personal Leadership and Management Development This unit aims to enable the learner to develop own personal leadership
and management skills to support the achievement of own and
organisational objectives.
10 Yes
Managing Finance in the Public Sector To provide the skills and techniques to analyse and control finance in a public sector environment. To explain accountability for public sector finance. 10 Yes
Managing Stakeholder Engagement The aim of the unit is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge and understanding required to engage with stakeholders and to learn how to manage stakeholders in projects and organisations. 10 Yes
Human Resource Management To develop skills and knowledge in the field of human resource
management strategy. To look at contemporary issues which affect human
resource strategy within organisations.
15 Opt
Project Management To understand the process of identifying appropriate and feasible
projects, and to be able to initiate and start a project. To be able to
manage, monitor and control a project, including assessing, managing
and controlling project risks and issues, project and team management
and change management. To be able to evaluate the success or failure of
a project.
15 Opt
Programme Leadership To develop the skills to be able to plan and lead a programme of related
projects and critically evaluate the programme.
10 Opt
Risk Management To raise business risk awareness and develop knowledge and
understanding in the assessment, monitoring and control of business
risks. To enable the learner to develop an appreciation of the implications
of business risks
10 Opt
Manage Sustainability in an Organisation To develop the knowledge, skills and techniques to be able to identify
sustainability issues within an organisation and to put in place suitable
management systems for legal compliance and corporate responsibility
15 Opt
Strategic Planning To develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to
develop an organisational strategic plan.
15 Opt
Managing Stakeholder Engagement The aim of the unit is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge and
understanding required to engage with stakeholders and to learn how to
manage stakeholders in projects and organisations.
10 Opt
Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to develop an understanding of the importance of managing equality and diversity within the organisation and to understand how to lead the approach to equality and diversity within an organisation. 10 Opt
Course Scheduling & Admissions Information
Program Duration Part time – 12 months


Admission Requirements Qualifications

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

·  prior study in Healthcare Management or related subjects at level 5 or above

·  a level 5 qualification for example an ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

·  other equivalent international qualifications

·  Learners may also have relevant work experience


For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification:

·  IELTs 5.5

·  Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2

·  Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above

·  Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49


Application Fees Relevant course fees are indicated on the website – typically GBP 895 – 995.  We provide the option to pay by instalments.

Candidates should apply online, uploading copies of required credentials and degree transcripts, using the web portal for the institution.



Course Delivery Approach

The courses are delivered primarily via instructor-led sessions, with experienced instructors.  They are delivered in a hybrid (face-to-face and online) format, by UK and local teaching staff. Sessions will be fully subject-immersive and will include role-playing and use of CBT tools to augment delivery.


Assessment & Certification

Assessment of academic performance will be through candidate-completed assignments and portfolios of work.  The final program outcome is a United Kingdom Ofqual qualification.






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