Entry Requirements: Any HND or degree. ( Applicants may be accepted on the basis of relevant work experience this will be considered at the discretion of the college on a case by case basis) Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELT's 6.5. Other qualifications can be considered on a case by case basis.
Minimum Age: 21 yrs
Duration: 6 months
Intake Dates: January, April, July and October
Fees: Please see fees page www.scbm.org.uk/fees/
External Exam Fees: n/a

Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) in Health and Social Management

Overview

The objective of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification is to develop learners’ understanding of policy, management theory and practice in health and social care. It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals, services users and policy makers in their own country. It will provide knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective manager in the hospitals/social care industry. It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in the health and social care profession. The qualification will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of leading change, effective performance, planning and accountability, development and team leadership. Learners will be able to work in a variety of roles within health care administration and/or management.

Equivalences

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 7 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification consists of 8 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Managing Service Delivery in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Managing Finance in the Healthcare Sector (15 credits)
  • International Health Policy (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management in the Healthcare Industry (15 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing for Health and Social Care (10 credits)
  • Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (20 credits)

Progressions

Achieving the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to Master’s top-up programmes at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.

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