Entry Requirements: A levels or Level 3 qualification OR 5 GCSE’s plus at least 2 years relevant work experience. Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 Other qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis
Minimum Age: 18 yrs
Duration: 6-12 months
Intake Dates: January, April, July, October
Fees: Please see fees page www.scbm.org.uk/fees/
External Exam Fees: Included

Diploma (Level 4) in Health and Social Care Management

Overview

The objective of the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification is to equip learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector at a managerial level. The programme enables learners to demonstrate their skills by producing evidence from their work or training activities. Learners will acquire care management skills in the Health and Social Care sector.

Equivalences

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 4 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Professional Development in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Health and Safety in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Assessment Processes for Effective Health and Social Care Delivery (20 credits)
  • Managing Resources in Health and Social Care (20 credits)

Progression

Successful completion of Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including progression to relevant OTHM Level 5 Diplomas. The Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management has been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.

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