Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to the second year of a bachelor’s degree. This qualification has been designed for learners who are seeking to progress to a higher education institution to take the third year of a bachelor’s degree course in an area of management within the healthcare sector.

At a glance:

  • Progression to the third year of a degree at a range of universities

  • 1,200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year

  • Graded ‘Achieved’ or ‘Not achieved’

  • Designed with support from universities

  • Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning.

 

Units

There are three different sized qualifications. If you study the 120-credit extended diploma then you must study all 4 mandatory units and select 3 or 4 optional units. If you study the 60-credit diploma then you must study all 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. The certificate requires you to study the unit “Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care” plus either “Managing Communication” or “People Management”.

 

Mandatory Units (Extended Diploma 120-credit)

  • Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care

  • Managing Communication

  • People Management

  • Research Project

 

Mandatory Units (Diploma 60-credit)

  • Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care

  • Managing Communication

  • People Management

 

Optional Units

  • Leading Practice in Health and Social Care

  • Working with Multidisciplinary teams

  • Management of Safeguarding for Health and Social Care

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Resource Management

  • Management of Activity Provision

  • Finance for Managers

  • Planning a New Business Venture

  • Managing Stakeholder Engagement

  • Leading Organisational Equality and diversity

  • Managing Finance in the Public sector

  • Manage Sustainability in an Organisation

  • Managing Quality in Health and Social Care

  • Employability Skills

  • Personal and Professional
    Development

Progression Routes

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to the Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management, into employment or to the third and final year of a bachelor’s degree.

 

Entry Criteria

Age: 19 + Entry profile:

  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above

  • other related levels 3 subjects

  • an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency

  • other equivalent international qualifications

Duration

Face to Face Learning: One Year

Online Learning: 8 to 10 months 

Fee:

Face to Face Learning: £4500

Online Learning: £4000