Level 6 Graduate Diploma in health and social care management equip individuals with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health & social care sector at senior management levels. Graduate Diploma allows learners to demonstrate their skills by producing evidence from their work activities, to meet national occupational standards. Learners will acquire care management skills in health and social care sector.
The primary aim of this programme is to explore the key concepts of professional and ethical practice, care delivery, care management and personal and professional development. Learners of this programme will be able to develop academic and professional practice in the delivery of helping services within health and social care.
EBMA Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management provides Continuous Professional Development to working professionals where learners study EBMA qualifications with work and produce results in assignments and examinations.
Learners will acquire knowledge of applications and in-depth analysis in health and social care as well as management of health care issues. Graduates may gain employment within the health and social sectors as 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:
- Identify the characteristics of management control systems.
- evaluate management control systems for strategic planning and development in the health or social care organisation
- Evaluate the controls systems in the health or social care organisation.
- Understand groups, types and theories and practice in social work.
- Understand psychological ideas, strategic approaches, and levels of change of circular causality in social care practice.
- Evaluate a range of ideas about change and their relevance to social work practice.
- Identify ethical and character-based principles approaches social work practice
- Understand professionalism and codes of ethics in social work practice
- Understand social workers’ responsibilities including policies, procedures and managerialism and be able to understand ethical problems and dilemmas in practice in social work.
- Understand key aspects, skills and approaches to counselling for health professionals
- Identify main approaches and models of counselling (including mentoring/coaching).
- Identify ethical issues to the working relationship between counsellor and client.
- Identify features of good research design in the health or social care and then apply research techniques, collect and analyse data to complete a research project in the health or social care
The overall structure of the course is based on five modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each module is equivalent to 24 credits and at the end of the course, learners will be able to achieve 120 credits.
Module 1: Management Control in Health and Social Care
The primary aim of this unit is to familiarise learner with the concepts and application in health and social care organisations of management control systems.
Module 2: Principles of Social Work Practice
This course aims to examine and develop, at an advanced level, the practical knowledge and skills required to be a social worker within a continuum of health care contexts. Learners will get knowledge of different applications of value and ethical dimensions of social work practice with diverse populations are examined and illustrated throughout this unit.
Module 3: Ethics and Values in Social Work Practice
This course aims deepen learners understanding of the philosophical basis of good practice in social work, and to enhance their ability to think systematically about the moral issues that they may face in the workplace.
Module 4: Counselling Skills and Theory in Health and Social Care
This course enables learners to develop counselling skills that can be applied in their present or potential work settings. The course aims to enable participants:- to gain a fuller understanding of self, and of self in relationships; to describe the values, concepts, skills and approaches of counselling for health professionals; to apply counselling approaches in their own helping context; and to become a more effective helper through the use of counselling skills.
Module 5: Research Project including Research Methods
The aim of this course is to introduce learners to the principles and practice of a range of research designs used in health and social sciences. Learners will be able to identify the most appropriate designs for different research questions, design a study to answer a specific research question and critically appraise the work of others.
Qualification Credits and Duration
Level 6 Graduate 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 of each unit of minimum 1000-2500 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 five units (120 credits) either full or in 5 monthly instalments of £160/month, No resit/re-submission cost.
- Learners will start the course on 11th December 2018.
Who is this course for?
This qualification is suitable for individuals who are working or likely to work in hospitals, health and social care organisations. Individuals study this course for personal and professional development or re-entering employment after a period of absence in the health science, health or social care and for those who are seeking a career change to health/social care sector.
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 6 Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management will allow progress to Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management or directly into employment in an associated profession.
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Is this course recognised by any university? if yes which ones ? can this course be done in 6 months ?
It is the only qualification at the higher level since the end of 2010 when there was no course in HSC after Level 3 in 2010. It is fully approved & can be completed in six months.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is it possible to view a sample certificate of completion and also get more information on how the course is delivered Thank you Kelly
We cannot upload sample certificates at Reed, regarding course delivery - you will study entirely online with full study support, guidance and study materials....This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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When this course beginning?
Our May 2018 Intakes are 21st May and 28th MayThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
what is the total cost of this course?
If you would like to study this course in May 2018 (any intakes 8th May, 15th May or anytime during the month), then the total cost will be £350 tuition fee - you will purchase from Reed & £500 you will pay us. Total cost will be £850 (all inclusive tuition & assessment fees including registrations, 120 credits certificate and transcript).This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi Can I work as a Socail Wirker if I have this qualification ?
Hi, this qualification is suitable for learners/candidates who would like to involve in managerial activities. However, there are units relating to social work practice in this qualification.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can I study this course from South Africa or I have to be in the UK? If not, what is the process for international students
Dear Victoria, our courses can be studied from anywhere around the world including South Africa. These are online programmes. Campus-based courses for international students are not Advertised by Cambridge Management and Leadership School on Reed Courses.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Do I get exemption from some modules if I have qualifications in social work and mental health nursing?
Dear Desiree, after admission with us, you can apply for exemption/credit transfer based on your existing studies. We operate Recognition of Prior Learning where we can award you credits, so you will not study those modules/units which you have already studied.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Does this course allow you to get an NUS student discount card?
We are not with the NUS company.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
do i graduate
Dear Tatenda, Just to let you know that we may not organise a graduation ceremony. It is because of students complete course at different time frames. However, we are working on it & may organise a graduation in 2019 or 2020 in a suitable venue in Cambridge with 6 or 9 months prior notice.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Could I study the course without having any Level 3, 5 or 2?
We prefer if you have any health or social care background or some work experience in management/business/health or social care qualification. However, if you don't have any of above - you can still join this course. All health and social care qualifications operate under open entry criteria - there are no entry restrictions.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
What QCF or nvq level is this course equivalent to?
Graduate diploma is an equivalent qualification to the QCF level 6.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
If I come the level 6 Graduate Diploma on health and social care management what do I pay? Is it £350 for course fees& an additional £500 if i book
Hi, £350 is a discounted tuition fee, it includes cost of your tuition, Technology/Online Learning Platform, learning material and study support,.... while £500 is a discounted assessment fee & it includes assignment fees of five units, marking and feedback, quality assurance of assessment and the qualification certificates and transcript. If you book the course in £350 with Reed, we will send you instructions to complete enrolment with us and will ask you to pay £500 assessment fee.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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