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Level 7 Diploma in Healthcare Management

Level 7 qualifications in healthcare management provide strategic management skills for those planning to, or working in the healthcare sector both internationally and in the UK, including additional units that are specifically targeted at those working in the public 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.



There are three different sizes of qualifications. If you study the 120-credit diploma then you must study all 6 mandatory units and select 3 or 4 optional units. If you study the 30-credit certificate then you must study any 2 of the “optional units for certificate” listed below. There are a variety of other awards made up of single units.


Mandatory Units (Extended Diploma 120-credit)

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Managing Finance in the Public Sector

  • International Healthcare Policy

  • Manage Continuous Organisational Improvement

  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction

  • Research for Senior Managers


Optional Units (Diploma 30-credit)

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Manage Continuous Organisational Improvement

  • Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction

Optional Units

  • Human Resource Management

  • Project Management

  • Programme Leadership

  • Strategic Resource Management

  • Risk Management

  • Managing Stakeholder Engagement

  • Corporate Communications Strategies

  • Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity

  • Sustainable Business Strategy

  • Managing Quality and Service Delivery

Progression Routes

Learners who complete this qualification can progress onto an MSc programme at a higher education institution such as the University of Portsmouth

Entry Criteria

Age: 19 + Entry profile:

  • A first degree in a healthcare-related subject

  • A level 6 qualification, for example, an ATHE Diploma in Healthcare Management

  • Other equivalent international qualifications


Face to Face Learning: One Year

Online Learning: 8 to 10 months 


Face to Face Learning: £6000

Online Learning: £5500

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