Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is designed to enable learners to develop
- A sound understanding of policy,
- Management theory, and
- Practice in health and social care.
It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals, services users and policymakers in the United Kingdom today.
Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management will create knowledge in candidates so that they can work as an effective manager in hospital or health / social care industry. It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in health and social care profession.
At the end of the course, a graduate is expected to be able to:
- Develop managerial skills to manage quality in health and social care sector.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the health and social care organisations and their management system.
- Manage budget and perform financial analysis to the health and social care organisations for effective decision making.
- Manage complex issues in the organisation to improve management practice.
- Perform environmental analysis for strategic marketing decision making to implement the strategy.
- Manage team performance for the quality of service delivery in health and social care organisation.
- Understand advanced economic literature on the demand and supply of health care.
- Critically review the role of agencies and health care organisations in the promotion of health programmes globally.
- Understand strategic human resource techniques and tools to manage employees’ performance.
- Create an understanding to identify a research question and to apply advanced research techniques and tools to create new literature on health and social care sector.
Intake: 8th October 2018
The overall structure of the course is based on eight modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each module is equivalent to 15 credits and at the end of the course, learners will be able to achieve 120 credits.
Module 1: Managing Service Delivery in Health and Social Care
In this unit, learners will be able to learn effective management and leadership skills for efficient and effective service delivery in the health and social care organisations. You will learn how to plan, organise, control, manage and check techniques for good service delivery.
Module 2: Managing Finance in Health and Social Care
Students explore key concepts and frameworks for accounting and finance and learn how to interpret the company's financial reports. Students will also become familiar with financial statements, budgets and data as well as financial and non-financial performance indicators. These highly applicable techniques can be used to drive company success.
Module 3: Managing Enterprise in Health and Social Care
This unit aims to develop learner knowledge of the processes and behaviours involved in developing enterprise in health and social care administration from various perspectives informed by theory, research and professional practice.
Module 4: Strategic Marketing for Health and Social Care
This unit aims to develop a strategic marketing focus and link it to the strategy process within in health and social care organisations.
Module 5: The Economics of Health Care
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of issues especially microeconomics analysis of health care. Learners will be able to understand principles and applications of the world economy, the cost-benefit literature, welfare economics and public finance, consumer theory and industrial economics. It aims to establish a critical awareness of the integration of theory, data, and analysis in relation to health care economics.
Module 6: Strategic Management and Change
Healthcare has continued to experience significant environmental change including technological breakthroughs in gene research and therapy and bioengineering, economic and competitive pressure that have altered the industry. This unit aims to explore strategic management tools to manage health care organisations in the dynamic and changing environment.
Module 7: Managing Quality through Human Resource Management
Health and social care organisations today face unprecedented challenges. These challenges are obliging organisations to redesign their internal structures and policies. New people management strategies are at the centre of these organisational changes. This course examines the character of these people management strategies in modern organisations.
Module 8: Strategic Project Management for Managers
This unit will develop strategic decision making for learners in the health and social care sector to drive the value of the organisation from the execution of strategy through strategic projects.
Module 9: Research Methods for Managers
In this module, you will be able to develop a critical understanding of the different assumptions underlying research into the health or social sciences and the nature and status of research methodology and at the end, you understand how to write a research report by data collection, analysis, conclusions and presentation of data.
Qualification Credits and Duration
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management can be achieved in 6 months or maximum in 18 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.
Additional Note – Assessment Fee
Assessment fee for this entire course is £800 (including awarding body registration, results, certificate and transcripts). No Extra Cost. After purchasing this course, learners are required to pay assessment fees either full with 20% discounts or in instalments.
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 in the health science, health or social care and for those who are seeking a career change in the health or social care sector. Most individuals in this course are working professionally in managerial positions.
We expect learners to have sufficient work experience or previous level qualifications to enrol in this course.
Learners completing the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management will allow progress to degree level, Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management with study context in the health or social care, or direct into Doctorate Degree with us with research theme and thesis in Health/Social sciences or directly into employment in an associated profession.
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Alexandra Ferguson asked:
Two questions, do you have to pay course in full and also does this course cover Scotland e.g. legislation
You can pay assessment fee in instalments and yes it’s valid anywhere doesn’t matter any geographical locationThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
what will the total cost be of the extras, please
Total cost of the course is tuition fee (discounted to £325) which is displayed on Reed AND Assessment Fee (£800) which is written in the course description. There is no additional charges/fee or cost. Additionally we have included all study materials in your online learning portal with us - so you don't to purchase any book/material to write your assignments.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is this course a further study of NVQ5?
Yes, you can study this after the NVQ5 course, however, skills & knowledge descriptor of NVQ5 are equivalent to Level 7/Postgraduate.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Level 7 in health and management can I pay for this course in instalment plz
Hi, you can pay the tuition fee to Reed Courses if you are purchasing from Reed. Then Assessment fee can be paid in instalment after your enrolment.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi there, Is this level 7 course qualifying the candidate to open an own home care company which normaly requires a level 5 diploma in h&s care?
Yes this course is all about 'management & Leadership' in health and social care - so you can set up your own care companyThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Who awards this qualification, is it recognised nationally?
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration is awarded by EBMA - awarding body (Education for Business Managers and Administrators). Yes, it is nationally & internationally recognised qualification.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Would the qualification on its own be sufficient to qualify for management vacancies? Is it in line with a university degree in how it's valued?
Yes, it is much suitable for learners who are looking to work at the senior management positions in the health and social care sector. It is at the equivalent level of the postgraduate study at 120 credits (diploma) while universities postgraduate qualification degree is normally 180 creditsThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Apart from the £350:00 paid, is there any other fees attached to this course.
Hi it is reduced tuition fee. You have to pay £800 assessment fee for nine modules included in this course at the postgraduate Level. These details are written in the course description. Regards, Cambridge Management and Leadership SchoolThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
hi may i take this course with all above price or is it any extra cost i need to pay. can you please explain how course will work?
Hi, a reduced fee here is a tuition fee (including all study resources) while as per description here on Reed, you can see that Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price & must be purchased separately. Assessment fee for this entire course includes 8 assignments & it will cost you £800 (including awarding body registration, results, certificate and transcripts) - can be payable in instalments. No Extra Cost.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
After the closing date when will this course be available again?
Dear Erica, we offer this course every month for students to apply and study with usThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
but i been working as a carer do im wualify do this course
Yes, you can do this course. Please purchase from Reed, then they will notify us your details for registration/enrolment & we will deal your registration.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
will i be able to enroll for an MBA after completing this course or what level i have to do to be able to enroll for an MBA
With this qualification, you are also eligible to get a Level 7 Diploma in Executive Managment with three more assignments. Then you will be able to do MBA dissertation only with many UK Universities such as Anglia Ruskin, Northampton, Bucks New University and many more... We will make your admissions.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I hold a LLB degree, and a PGDL can I be enrolled on this course. Also will the qualification enable me to work as a probation service officer.
It is more relating to managing and leading all aspects of the organisation operating in the health and social care sector. Career progressions are not limited to one job, if you feel you have all those skills to meet the job description of your potential job, then you can apply.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can I do level 7 because I have level 2 in health and social care.
Hi, there is no entry requirements to study Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management. We operate an open entry system and do not require any previous qualifications to study for this course. Bes WishesThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Reeds mail advises this course can be paid in instalments but I’m not given this option when I try to complete the purchase. Please can you advise.
Hi, Unfortunately, you cannot get this course via instalment from this website with Reed.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
with this qualification what job can you get if working in the hospital !
At managerial & administrative positions, it is suitable... However, you can look at different job descriptions & look at the skills you will get with this course then it will give you a good idea.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
What are the chances of getting a job after the course. And what is the salary range
Dear Bobga, we have students in this course who are working as CEO or running care home and their salary is £40K above. However, it depends on the company's offer to you after this qualification.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
hello im just a high school graduate in philippines year 1889
Ok, that is fine as you have sufficient experience to join the course. We look forward to receiving your application.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Vania Lima asked:
i just have Pearson EDI Level3 in Health and Social Care (QCF), Can i do it this course the same?
Thank you for your message. There is no entry requirement in our courses as per our open entry policy. However, we prefer students to have at least some knowledge and understanding of management & health/social care sector.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can u get help with funding for these courses
There is no funding available for this course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can you work as qualified nurse with this course
Hi, it is useful for managerial positions as it includes all modules relating to management and the service delivery in Health and social care.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
hello, I have a BSc level 6, in public health and social care. can I apply for this course?
Dear lisilo, thank you for your message. You can apply to study Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management based on your entry qualification.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
what is the university equivalent to the level 7 health & Social for example Bachelor degree
Dear Glynes, thank you for the enquiry. At the University level, the postgraduate is equivalent to Level 7 and it is after Bachelor degree.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
is there a tim limit on how long you take to produce the work
We allow learners to complete the course in six months as per study planner uploaded in our study portal, however, there is no actual time restriction to submit work in 6, 9, 12 or 18 months.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
is the exam available in Belfast
Dear Colum, This course does not have any examinations. Students in this course will write assignments and upload the Cambridge Management and Leadership School Virtual Learning Platform for the tutor to mark and grade.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I have qcf diploma 3 in H&S care, what is this course equivalent to? Sounds too good to be true. Thanks
This course is equivalent to the Level 7 Postgraduate qualification. You can still apply as we don't have entry restrictions for students to join our Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I hold the Diploma Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care. Is the Diploma Level 7 ideal for me to pursue?
Holding Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management will be useful and helpful to do Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management. Yes, you can apply to us.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How do I apply for a course but pay monthly when you checkout my it asks for full payment no monthly option available
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Jasvir singh asked:
I have currently achieved a BA graduation from India and have a level 5 in Health& Care Management. Please let me know if I am eligibl Thanks Jaz
Dear Jasvir, there is not a mandatory entry requirement to study the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management and to study with the Cambridge Management and Leadership School as an open study policy. You are eligible to enrol. Your previous qualifications will definitely help you to achieve Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management in good time and with good grades.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How do I pay the assessment fees once I add this course to the basket and pay the course fee?
You can pay the tuition fee (specified in Reed Courses) and assessment fee after your enrolment with the Cambridge Management and Leadership School. We will give you two options either to pay assessment fee full or in instalments.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Yemi Oderinlo asked:
Finishing my Level 5 in Leadership for health & social care soon , with more than 7 years work experience , can i start doctoral degree with you ?
Yes, you can start DBA, but Doctorate degree is not listed in Reed at the moment.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Will this course help towards bring CBA/ABA Therapist? What prior qualifications do i need to get on this course?
Hi, there is no entry requirement to study this courseThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi , I have an NVQ2, can i still apply to do this course?. How many installments am I able to spread the cost over? Kind Regards Orla
This course is operating on open entry by Cambridge Management and Leadership School, so anyone can apply even with NVQ 2. After paying a reduced tuition fee to Reed Courses, you will pay the assessment fee to us (that can be payable in four monthly instalments or full with 15% further discounts).This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Letiesha Allen asked:
Hi I have a bsc in health and social care so I have done many research modules could this be transferred or will I need to do this again?
Any module which you have already studied at the same Postgraduate level can be used as credit transfer through accreditation of prior learning (experience or certified evidence) so you don't have to repeat.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I have completed my nvq level 3 in Health and Social Care, do I need to do my level 5 before I can enroll on this course?
There are no prior entry requirements to study this course. You can enrol without NVQ L5.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Would this course enable you to become a registered manager?
It is suitable to get a role of qualified manager or leader in Health and Social Care sector.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
What is the duration of the course
Hi, you can complete this course in minimum 6 months or maximum 18 months.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
margaret saunders asked:
Can i apply for social work jobs when the course is completed or do i need further study
Yes you will definitely apply for this role.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I qualified as a rgn 14 years ago but my status lapsed. I have degree in history. I’m working as a home help presently. Is this course useful?
Yes, it is useful - please read contents carefully and then make your own decisions.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Will there be tutor support and recommended learning and reading resources.
Hi, there is full tutors and admin staff support while all learning materials are also there to study. Therefore, no need to buy any textbook/study materialsThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can you please advise why this course is so discounted ?
Hi, the only tuition fee is on discount (except assessment fee) that is the institution policy to offer discounted courses this year to meet its strategic objectives.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
i have my level 4 in leadership and management, will I have help with this level 7 if I have difficulties. I also have NVQ 4 in social care
You are eligible to study this course. Yes, you will get full study support from the start of the course until you finish. Even if you don't have sector background, we will still help you and enable you to achieve the full qualification.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Karen Proctor asked:
I'm about to complete a university fdsc ASSISTANT practitioner and will have a level 5 with pathway of elderly care and longer term conditions
You can apply to study this courseThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Christina moore asked:
I have an LLB (Hons) UK uni and I work as a lecturer in law and business, plus I have have years of adult care experience.
You are eligible for this course. This course is here to provide management and leadership skills, knowledge and understanding at the critical postgraduate level to individuals to manage/lead the health or social care organisation.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Alexandrina Rosa asked:
is it done by 100% online?
Yes it is 100% onlineThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Tufan De asked:
Hi, how much will this cost in total, with all assessment fees?
Assessment fee for this entire course is £800 (including awarding body registration, results, certificate and transcripts). It can be paid in instalments. Total cost will be £1125.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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