The rationale of the programmes is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their management and care capabilities within the health and social care sector. The qualifications provide a specialist work-related programme of study that provides breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, along with practical skills required in the health and social care sector. Diploma holders may gain employment within the health and social sectors as supervisors or managers with management responsibility or interest. Careers may also develop in the areas of general hospital administration, quality assurance management, health care coordination, or case management.
At the end of the course, a graduate is expected to be able to:
- Investigate theories, research and features of people in the context of health and social care settings.
- Identify significant of places in health and social care sectors.
- Apply different theoretical approaches to health care which are widely applicable to health and social care practice.
- Investigate different ideas that underpin the provision of health and social care in the 21st century.
- Gain skills and knowledge required for effective communications in health and social care organisation.
- Identify ethical consideration for communication in the organisation.
- Identify problems that reduce positive and effective communication in health and social care sector.
- Understand communication strategy with the patient in crisis.
- Identify the importance of communication with the patient with chronic and/or life threating illness.
- Identify the importance of values, ethics and general practice in care organisation.
- Identify quality improvements in health and social care organisation through performance management.
- Appreciate the importance of service delivery models which meets the needs of individuals.
- Know management processes and practice of healthcare projects.
- Identify effective supervision through communication and behaviour in the health and social care organisation.
- Understand code of practice, workforce regulations and models as key principles of supervision.
- Investigate supervisory decision-making process in the care organisation.
The overall structure of the course is based on four modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each module is equivalent to 30 credits and at the end of the course, learners will be able to achieve 120 credits.
Module 1: Issues in Health and Social Care
This unit aims to explore common issues in health and social care sectors at an intermediate level. Learners will be able to understand theories, research and features of people in the context of health and social care settings in the 21st Century.
Module 2: Communication Skills for Health and Social Care Practitioners
The main skills, a health or social care worker needs to work effectively is the availability to understand and communicate with others. This course aims to provide skills and knowledge required for effective communications in health and social care organisation.
Module 3: Quality Management in Health Care
Managing quality is a big issue in health and social care industry. By the end of this course, learners will be able to analyse different concepts of quality assurance in relation to health and social care. Moreover, strategies and procedures will be discussed which will help health care professionals to evaluate systems, policies and procedures in health care services to achieve quality systems.
Module 4: Supervisory Role in Health and Social Care Practice
The aim of this unit is to enable health and social care practitioners to learn skills, knowledge and to critically examine the role, function and responsibilities of being an effective supervisor. By the end of this unit, learners will be able to understand effective supervision skills through communication and behaviour in health and social care organisations.
Qualification Credits and Duration
Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management can be achieved in 6 to 12 months and learners will achieve 120 credits.
How will you study
Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online.
Assessment methods include only assignments. There is no exam in this course. You will be required to submit an assignment for each unit of minimum 1000-1500 words in length to pass the unit and to achieve unit credits.
Results and Certificate
Learners must complete four units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the qualification certificate and final transcript will be issued by the awarding body.
Note - Assessment Fees
- Learners will pay £800 of four units (120 credits) either full or in four monthly instalments of £200/month, No resit/re-submission cost.
- Learners will start the course on 11th December 2018.
Who is this course for?
This qualification is useful for individuals from all over the world who are already on job for personal and professional development or re-entering employment after a period of absence and for those who are seeking a career change.
There are no entry requirements for this course. However, we expect learners to have a computer/laptop/tablet to study this course with us.
Learners completing the Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management will allow progress to:
- Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
- directly into employment in an associated profession
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Hi Is the level 5 diploma in health and social care equivalent to degree
Hi, this course is equivalent to the degree level.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
is the total fee for applying in april/may 295 + 500 = 795? is there a payment plan available for any part of payment? thanks
Yes you are right. Payment plan is not available at reed. However you can pay £500 in five monthly instalmentsThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
So is my understanding correct £775 is the fee from stat to finish with certificate ?
You are right Partj, total cost from the start to end is £795 (all inclusive including 120 credit Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification certificate & transcript) for May intakes.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
£550 per each assignment or for all 4
This fee is for all assignments & additionally, it also includes diploma & transcript fee too.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
So are assessment fees different prices at different times of the year? They seem to be 800 now but someone has said they were 500 before...
Dear Claire, thank you for your message. The assessment fee was discounted to £500 for limited time only. The actual assessment fee is £800.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi. Does the price include everything or do you have to pay for the assessment separate since it’s on discount?
Price does not include Assessment fee.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is it possible to see previous assignments To ascertain if this is the right course for you?
Yes it is possible, however, we cannot upload to ReedCourses.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
When the course is starting? Or already started?
Hi Udi, you can purchase the course from Reed and then we will email you to complete an enrolment process. After enrolment, you can start the course at any time. There are no set intakes for this course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi! In the end of this course, can we get a certificate or a diploma? It is very important the difference!
Hi, At the end of the qualification, you will achieve a Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
hi after the course can i go ahead and get msc?
After completion of this qualification, you will be able to apply to Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management then can progress to MSC.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Please how much is the exam and assessment fee because these are said to be paid separately
Hi, this course does not have any examination, only four assignments to complete the full qualification. The assessment fee for this full course is £650 and it includes registration, marking, quality assurance of assessment, results, certificate and the qualification transcripts.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
If I was to enroll on to this course now how much would the whole course cost?
We are putting this course on discounts, then the total fee will be 1025GBP including 375GBP Tuition fee (Discounted at Reed) and 650GBP Assessment fee you will pay us after purchasing from Reed.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
is this qualification relevant/recognised for northern Ireland?
Yes it is relevantThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi, to make sure how much is the course fee, £275x2=£550 of which £275 the exam assessment, registration, admin fee. Is that alright?
At Reed, the tuition fee is reduced from £1,150 to £275. This does not include Assessment Fee. The assessment fee is separate from Tuition Fee which includes the awarding body registration, certificate and transcript as well as exam (assignment fee of each unit)- we charge £550 assessment fee.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Why is there an additional assessment fee of £550 added onto the end?
£550 is an exam/assessment (four assignments in this course) fee. It also includes qualification credit certificate & transcript when you pass modules within the qualification structure. Please don’t confuse assessment/exam fee with tuition fee (or discounted tuition fees)This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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