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Our ATHE Healthcare Management qualifications are designed for managers in various types of organisations including hospitals and care homes in both the private and public sector.

Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management Level 4

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Online Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

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The online Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care management is a Level 4 course. The qualification is UK-accredited and is recognised both in the UK and internationally. This health and social care management course is suitable for health care professionals at supervisor and team leader level.

Completion of this course will enable you to understand and enhance your role in the workplace.

This qualification develops the skills and knowledge required to work in a health and social care management position. The course also provides you with an overview of important social and political issues within the health care industry.

As the Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is part of the Qualifications and Framework (QCF) it has transferable credits of a minimum of 120.

This course consists of 8 units.

The benefits to you of completing this online Health & Social Care course:

  • The course is aimed both at UK and international health care professionals. As the qualification is accredited by the ATHE, it is recognised in the UK and internationally.
  • The core units are common to different sectors offering the opportunity to move into different sectors of employment or postpone decisions to specialise in areas, until ready to do so.
  • Successful completion of this qualification demonstrates to both your employer and future employers that you have knowledge and comprehension of management models and theories within the health and social care sector.
  • This course enhances your professional development in the work place, improving your performance and your career progression, and increasing your earning potential.
  • As this course is part of the QCF, successful completion of these courses gives you the opportunity to progress onto higher courses at colleges and universities.
  • The assignments you are required to complete for each unit are very practical. They allow you to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt to various work contexts, enabling you to manage workplace issues more successfully.

Course Information

Accreditation Body


Entry Criteria

Prospective students should:

  • be over 19 years of age
  • have at least 6 months’ professional experience in the Health or Social Care sector.

Start Date

Course Duration

12 months

Course Content

Subject Units

The course has 8 units:

Course Assessment

  • Completion of an assignment for each unit
  • No examinations

Study Support

Students are allocated a UK-based tutor. Tutors are available by telephone and Moodle Messaging (email via the Virtual Learning Environment) to discuss course materials and give support and assistance with assignments.

Course Delivery

This course is an online self-study course. It is delivered via an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Moodle. Please contact us for any further information.

All course materials and assignments are available online.

Required Study Time

  • 4 to 6 weeks per unit
  • You will be given a timetable to follow

Course Fees

£1200 GBP, plus £235 GBP to register with ATHE. The course fees cover all study materials, personal tutor support and assessments.

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Accredited by:

  • ATHE approved education centre
  •   These courses are accredited by ATHE

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