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Level 6 Healthcare Management Diploma (ATHE)

Introduction

This Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management is a degree equivalent qualification. Split into 10 units of study, students will learn and develop management skills tailored to fit the role of someone working within a Health and Social Care Management role or looking to enter into this sector.

Each unit of study is designed to build on knowledge from previous units of study and equip the student with a full and thorough understanding and ability to effectively work within a Healthcare Management role.

The course is assessed through written coursework assessments and you are required to complete all 10 units successfully to achieve the Level 6 qualification.

You can view the unit titles and summaries on the ‘Content’ tab at the bottom of the page.

Course Aims

The course presents content related to generic management skills for those who are planning to, or already working in a health and social care management role. The course provides a flexible route for those who have already achieved management qualifications or who may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior experience the work place.

Each unit will be presented with full overviews of the learning outcomes, assessment criteria and what is required academically. Units will cover all indicative content related to the specification, and provide opportunities for you to engage in independent study and research through guided activities and a range of scenarios.

This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 19 and above and it is a 120 credit qualification.

Payment Options

To help spread the cost of the course, you can opt to spread the course fees over an interest and credit check free instalment plan. To do this, select the option for instalment payment from the drop-down box above the ‘Enrol’ button.

Level 6 Healthcare Management Diploma
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Level 6 Healthcare Management Diploma Entry Requirements

You must have:
One or two years study of Healthcare Management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution to enter into or Level 6 Healthcare Management Diploma.

  • A level 5 (QCF) qualification in Healthcare Management or related subjects.
  • Other equivalent international qualifications.

You must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable you to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments. You may also have relevant work experience.

Study Hours

Approximately 480 hours.

Level 6 Healthcare Management Diploma Course Duration

1 Year.

Enrolment

You can enrol on the course at any time.

Awarding Body

ATHE

Assessment Method

Coursework only.

Level 6 Healthcare Management Diploma Course Content

You must successfully complete all units and associated assessments to achieve the 120 points for the award. The optional units have already been chosen and incorporated into the study content below. The selection has been based on the most appropriate units for distance learners.

Unit 1: International Healthcare Policy

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 15 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 60.
This unit provides you with an opportunity to explore the international context for healthcare policy and organisation of healthcare. There will also be discussion on contemporary issues and promotion of public health. The unit will help you understand the political, social and cultural issues that help to determine healthcare policy and provide you with an opportunity to critically assess the policies and practice contextually.

Unit 2: Managing Quality and Service Delivery

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40.
This unit aims to introduce you to the delivery of excellent customer service. You will also develop knowledge and understanding required for quality measurement and management of service delivery.

Unit 3: Leadership and Management

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 15 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 60.
The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand theories of leadership and management and how to use leadership and management skills to improve motivation and performance. You will also learn about the development and effectiveness of teams

 Unit 4: Managing Finance in the Public Sector

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40
The aim of this unit is to help you develop the skills and techniques to analyse and control finance in a public sector environment. It will also explain accountability for public sector finance.

Unit 5: Personal Leadership and Management Development

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40
This unit aims to enable you to develop your own personal leadership and management skills to support the achievement of own and organisational objectives.

Unit 6: Human Resource Management

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 15 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 60.
The aim of this unit is to help you develop skills and knowledge in the field of human resource management strategy and also to look at contemporary issues which affect human resource strategy within organisations.

Unit 7: Programme Leadership

This is a level 7 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40.
The aim of this unit is to help you develop the skills to be able to plan and lead a programme of related projects and critically evaluate the programme.

Unit 8: Strategic Planning

This is a level 7 unit with a credit value of 15 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 60.
The aim of this unit is to help you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to develop an organisational strategic plan.

Unit 9: Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40.

The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop an understanding of the importance of managing organisational equality and diversity and to understand how to lead the approach to equality and diversity within an organisation.

Unit 10: Research Project

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40.
This unit aims to help you develop the skills required to produce a research question and carry out independent research using appropriate research techniques. The unit also aims to enable you to analyse research findings, evaluate research methodology used and present findings.

Progression

On successful completion of this Level 6 Healthcare Management Diploma qualification you may wish to progress to:

  • A course at level 7.
  • An MBA programme and claim exemptions for some of the units completed.

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