Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a 120-credit of equal regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to the second year of a bachelor’s degree. This qualification has been designed for learners who are seeking to progress to a higher education institution to take the third year of a bachelor’s degree course in an area of management within the healthcare sector.

At a Glance

  • Progression to the third year of a degree at a range of universities
  • Advanced learner loans available in the UK
  • 1,200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year
  • Graded ‘Achieved’ or ‘Not achieved’
  • Designed with support from universities
  • Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning.

Units

There are three different sized qualifications. If you study the 120-credit extended diploma then you must study all 4 mandatory units and select 3 or 4 optional units. If you study the 60-credit diploma then you must study all 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. The certificate requires you to study the unit “Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care” plus either “Managing Communication” or “People Management”.

Mandatory Units (Extended Diploma 120-credit)

  • Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
  • Managing Communication
  • People Management
  • Research Project

Mandatory Units (Diploma 60-credit)

  • Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
  • Managing Communication
  • People Management

Optional Units

  • Leading Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Working with Multidisciplinary teams
  • Management of Safeguarding for Health and Social Care
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Resource Management
  • Management of Activity Provision
  • Finance for Managers
  • Planning a New Business Venture
  • Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading Organisational Equality and diversity
  • Managing Finance in the Public sector
  • Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
  • Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
  • Employability Skills
  • Personal and Professional Development
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Entry Criteria

Age: 19+

Entry profile:

  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • Other related level 3 subjects
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

Progression Routes

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to the ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management, into employment or to the third and final year of a bachelor’s degree.

University Program

Graduates from SOIS can further progress in different prestigious universities of Australia, Canada, United States and United Kingdom and other developed nations of the world.