HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE MANAGEMENT

The Oakswood College Health and Social Care Management Qualifications were designed for managers in various types of organisations including hospitals and care homes in both the public and private sector.

Whilst the core competencies were drawn from the British healthcare system it has also been carefully considered that many managers may wish to use these qualifications abroad and so international aspects of healthcare policy and practice have also been included.

Oakswood College encourages centres to combine the study of ATHE qualifications with a work placement relevant to the unit the learners are studying. All assignments must still be assessed in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Delivering ATHE Qualifications Handbook.

Level 3 Diploma – Health and Social Care

The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is a 360 Guided Learning Hours / 60 credit qualification. It is equivalent in size and level to an A level and an Access to HE qualification.

It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a healthcare degree but may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required.

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to study a variety of level 4 qualifications, including our ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care or to a degree programme at a higher education provider. Please visit our level 4 management for health and social care qualifications page for more information.

The qualification provides learners with an introduction to the health and social care sector as well as key academic, research and communication skills to support learners in their development.

This qualification is eligible for Advanced Learner Loans through the Skills Funding Agency in the 2016-2017 session.

Please see the SFA 2016 to 2017 simplified funding rates catalogue for more details.

You can download the Level 3 Health and Social Care Information Sheet here.

Units within this qualification

Learners must complete 4 mandatory units worth 60 credits to achieve the ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Title
Level
Credit
GLH
Mondatory
The Health and Social Care Sector
3
15
90
A Person Centred Approach to Health and Social Care
3
15
90
Academic and Research Skills for Health and Social Care
3
15
90
Communication Skills for Health and Social Care
3
15
90

Qualification specifications

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a 120 credit size qualification and is the equivalent level to the 1st year of a Bachelor's degree. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of essential management subjects with a focus on the healthcare context.

You can download the Level 4 Health and Social Care Management Information Sheet here.

Who this qualification is for?

This qualification is designed for learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take a Bachelor's degree course in an area of management within the healthcare sector.

What does the qualification progress to?

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to the ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care which provides entry to the third year of a variety of Bachelor's Degrees at a higher education institution. For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

This qualification is eligible for Advanced Learner Loans through the Skills Funding Agency in the 2016-2017 session. Please see the SFA 2016 to 2017 simplified funding rates catalogue for more details.

What does this qualification cover?

Learners will take 3 mandatory units totalling 45 credits and a further 5 to 9 optional units to make a total of 120 credits. Please click below to view the units within this qualification.

Units within this qualification

Title
Level
Credit
GLH
Mondatory
Health and Social Care in Context
4
15
60
Communication Skills for Health and Social Care Management
4
15
60
People in Organisations
4
15
60
Optional
Corporate Social Responsibility
4
15
60
Resource Management
4
15
60
Management of Activity Provision
4
15
60
Administrative Services
4
15
60
Planning a Work Based Team Project
4
15
60
Safeguarding Children and Young People
4
15
20
Finance For Managers
4
15
60
Safeguarding Adults
4
15
20
Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
5
15
60
Working with Multi-disciplinary Teams
5
15
60
Planning a New Business Venture
4
15
60
Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
4
15
60
Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
4
15
60
Employability Skills
5
15
60
Personal and Professional Development
5
15
60
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
5
15
60
Study Skills
4
10
24
Management of Health and Social Care Provision
4
15
60
Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
4
10
40

Qualification specifications

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

By completing this qualification, learners will gain skills that enable them to work alongside other health and social care professionals to achieve organisational objectives.

The ATHE level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a 120 credit qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework making it the equivalent size and level of the second year of a degree.

You can download the Level 5 Health and Social Care Management Information Sheet here.

Units within this qualification

Title
Level
Credit
GLH
Mondatory
Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
5
15
60
Managing Communication
5
15
60
People Management
5
15
60
Research Project
4
15
90
Optional
Leading Practice in Health and Social Care
6
10
40
Working with Multi-Disciplinary Teams
6
10
40
Management of Safeguarding for Health and Social Care
6
10
40
Corporate Social Responsibility
4
15
60
Resource Management
5
15
60
Management of Activity Provision
4
15
60
Finance For Managers
4
15
60
Planning a New Business Venture
4
15
60
Managing Stakeholder Engagement
5
15
60
Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity
4
15
60
Managing Finance in the Public Sector
4
15
60
Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
5
15
60
Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
5
15
60
Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
5
15
60
Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
5
15
60
Employability Skills
5
15
60
Personal and Professional Development
5
15
60

Qualification specifications

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to a variety of Bachelor's Degree Top-Up Programmes at a university. For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management

The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management is a 120 credit size qualification and is the equivalent level to the 3rd year of a degree programme.

You can download the Level 6 Healthcare Management Information Sheet here.

Where can you progress to?

Learners who complete this qualification can progress onto an MSc programme at a higher education institution such as the University of Northampton, or onto the ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Healthcare Management. For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

This qualification is eligible for Advanced Learner Loans through the Skills Funding Agency in the 2016-2017 session.

Please see the SFA 2016 to 2017 simplified funding rates catalogue

What does this qualification cover?

Learners must complete 6 mandatory units and a further 3 or 4 optional units to achieve this qualification. Please click below to view the units within this qualification:

Units within this qualification.

Title
Level
Credit
GLH
Mondatory
International Healthcare Policy
6
15
60
Managing Quality and Service Delivery
6
10
40
Leadership and Management
6
15
60
Research Project
6
10
40
Personal Leadership and Management Development
6
10
40
Choose one from the following:
Managing Finance in the Public Sector
6
10
40
Financial Decision Making for Managers
6
10
40
Optional
Human Resource Management
6
15
60
Project Management
6
15
60
Programme Leadership
7
10
40
Risk Management
6
10
40
Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
5
15
60
Strategic Planning
7
15
45
Managing Stakeholder Engagement
6
10
40
Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity
6
10
40

Other qualification levels

Level 4

Level 5

Level 7

Level 7 Diploma in Healthcare Management

Change is a distinctive characteristic of the Healthcare Sector and it is the strategic managers who should be the first to respond to, and support positive transformation.

The ATHE 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.

Skills that meet the changing environment of healthcare are the vision and research skills as well as the ability to manage continuous organisational improvement included in the ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Healthcare Management.

You can download the Level 7 Healthcare Management Information Sheet here.

Units within this qualification

Title
Level
Credit
GLH
Mondatory
Research for Senior Managers
7
15
60
Managing Finance in the Public Sector
7
15
60
International Healthcare Policy
7
15
60
Finance for Strategic Managers
7
15
60
Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
7
25
60
Organisational Behaviour
7
25
60
Optional
Human Resource Management
6
15
60
Project Management
6
15
60
Programme Leadership
7
10
40
Strategic Resource Management
6
15
60
Risk Management
6
10
40
Managing Stakeholder Engagement
6
15
60
Corporate Communication Strategies
7
10
30
Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity
7
15
60
Sustainable Business Strategy
7
10
40
Managing Quality and Service Delivery
7
15
45

Other qualification levels

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6