1Course Overview

ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

Course code: OLL330

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Kick-start your career in health and social care, from home!

ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) design and create qualifications that are placed on the Ofqual’s register of regulated qualifications. This means that this course is accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This course is equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor’s degree and is worth 120 credits.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in Health and Social Care management this Level 4 Extended Diploma is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a recognised qualification in health and social care management
  • Want to progress onto the second year of a university degree
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in health and social care managerial role

This ATHE extended diploma in Management for Health and Social Care course enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of the health and safety requirements in health and social care workplace
  • Develop your knowledge in the management of health and social care provision 
  • Gain a recognised qualification to kick-start your career
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2Course Content

Qualification number: 600/4435/4

Unit 1: Health and Social Care in Context

(Unit Level: 4, Credits: 15, GLH: 60)

  • Health and/or social care area in which you’d like to work
  • Critically evaluate the impact of legislative frameworks
Unit 2: Communication Skills for Health and Social Care

(Unit Level: 4, Credits 15, GLH: 60)

  • Communication with colleagues
  • Communication with service users
  • Barriers to communication
  • Overcoming difficulties
  • Carrying out an oral presentation to colleagues
  • Face to face consultation with a service user
  • Formal written communication
Unit 3: People in Organisations

(Unit Level: 4, Credits 15, GLH: 60)

  • Supportive organisations
  • Communication practices
  • Teamwork
  • Remote working
  • Organisational structures
  • Review the impact of workplace practices on people
Unit 4: Working with Multidisciplinary Teams

(Unit Level: 5, Credits: 15, GLH: 60)

  • Building and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Building effective working relationships
Unit 5: Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services

(Unit Level: 4, Credits: 15, GLH: 60)

  • Design and review of legislation
  • Management systems
  • Promoting individual rights of participation and independence
Unit 6: Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care

(Unit Level: 5, Credits: 15, GLH: 60)

  • Researching
  • Public concern
  • Presenting public concern in the public domain
  • Role of the media
  • Presenting information to the public
  • How the media us used to influence the attitudes and behaviours of people
Unit 7: Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace

(Unit Level: 4, Credits: 15, GLH: 60)

  • Risks
  • Responsibilities
  • Health and safety
Unit 8: Management of Health and Social Care Provision

(Unit Level: 4, Credits: 15, GLH: 60)

  • Becoming a manager in Health and Social care
  • Supervising and managing
  • Leading and supporting others
  • The role of a manager
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a summative assessment at the end of each unit, which you will send to your personal tutor via email to be marked. You will also be required to complete a research project which might include assessment through:

  • A research activity resulting in the compilation of a report
  • An academic paper or article for publication
  • The compilation of a case study
  • A critical review and evaluation of a chosen company’s policies, procedures and systems
  • A set project completed for an employer
  • The production of a portfolio of evidence relating to a particular unit
Course Duration

This course will take approximately 480 hours to complete. Students will receive 24 months to complete the course and 24 months tutor support, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be sent to you online, so receiving your materials is easy. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

This course is taught via Oxford Learning College.

Once successfully completed this course you will receive an ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care.

When you complete this qualification, you 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.

This ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) course is accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). It is equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor’s degree and is worth 120 credits.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

To enrol onto this course, you must have one of the following:

  • GCE Advanced level 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

You must also have a good standard of English and may have relevant work experience.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have 24 months to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
Is there a required reading list?

There is no required reading for this course. However, you will need to conduct your own further research.

Do I need to be working in a to enrol onto this course?

You will need to be working or have access to a health and social care environment in order to complete your assessments.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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