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



    Designed for aspiring managers, this course is ideal for anyone looking to attain a senior position in the health and social care sector. Joining our comprehensive ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care course provides the best opportunity to kick-start the journey towards your dream job. 

    The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to the first year of a bachelor’s degree. As well as the Extended Diploma option (120 credit), there is a Diploma option (60 credit) and a Certificate option (30 credit). The awarding body, Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE), is globally acknowledged. 

    The course ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a blueprint for you to obtain substantial knowledge, build your skill set and gain a better grasp of comprehensive managerial aspects, with emphasis on health care contents. Moreover, you will be coached under professionals who will help you to improve your personal development and self-growth. 

    Our ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care course will provide you with extensive knowledge on prominent managerial skills, ideal for those who aspire to work in a management role. After successfully concluding the course, you will be able to demonstrate the versatility that a true manager should have in both domestic and international platforms.

    Note: Learners will not get any additional study materials with the concerned units. However, all necessary forms and guidance will be provided to the learners for assignment submission.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Gain an invaluable insight into the professional health and social care environment.
    • Be able to critically grasp the effects of legislative frameworks in local practices. 
    • Develop a greater understanding of the influences of external factors on health and social care.
    • Foster understanding of internal interaction processes in health and social care workplaces, and recognise the influencing factors.
    • Enhance your written representation skills in a health and social care setting.
    • Understand the fundamental principles of productive teamwork. 
    • Gain valuable insights into the issues resulting from remote working.

    Guided Learning Hours:

    The term Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is an estimate of the amount of time, on average, that a

    tutor, trainer, workshop facilitator etc., will work with a learner, to enable the learner to complete

    the learning outcomes of a unit to the appropriate standard.

    The Total Guided Learning Hours is 480

    Some examples of activities that can contribute to Guided Learning Hours include:

    • Supervised induction sessions
    • Learner feedback with a teacher in real time
    • Supervised independent learning
    • Classroom-based learning supervised by a teacher
    • Work-based learning supervised by a teacher
    • Live webinar or telephone tutorial with a teacher in real time
    • E-learning supervised by a teacher in real time
    • All forms of assessment that take place under the immediate guidance or supervision of a

    lecturer, supervisor, tutor or other appropriate provider of education or training, including

    where the assessment is competence-based and may be turned into a learning opportunity.

    Total Qualification Time:

    Total Qualification Time (TQT) is a guide to the amount of time a learner would take, on

    average, to complete the different activities to demonstrate achievement of the learning

    outcomes of a whole qualification.

    TQT includes all the activities described under guided learning hours (GLH) plus all the

    additional learning.

    The Total Credit value is 120

    Each credit represents 10hours of learning time. The Total Qualification Time is 1200 Hours

    Some examples of activities that can contribute to Total Qualification Time, include:

    • Preparation for classes
    • Independent and unsupervised research/learning
    • Unsupervised work on assignments
    • Unsupervised compilation of a portfolio of work experience
    • Unsupervised e-learning
    • Unsupervised e- assessment
    • Unsupervised e-assessment
    • Unsupervised coursework
    • Watching a pre-recorded podcast or webinar
    • Unsupervised work-based learning
    • Any other form of learning, education or training, not under the direct supervision of a

    tutor/teacher, lecturer, supervisor, trainer.

    Method of Assessment:

    No unit consists of any external assessment. However, a final written assignment is required to be submitted for each module.

    Who is this course for?

    The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma In Management for Health and Social Care course is ideal for the following: 

    • Aspiring learners who desires to develop their career as health and social care professionals
    • students who strive to progress to higher education to take a final year of Bachelor’s degree course


    This qualification is developed for learners from aged 18 and above.

    Your profile must include on of the following: 

    • 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


    • Applicants must also have an appropriate standard of English for their better understanding  to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments
    • Applicants may also have relevant work experience.
    • Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievements that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility, participation and/or achievement of relevant professional qualifications. 
    • For those whose English is not their first language, the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent are recommended for this qualification: 
      • IELTs 5.5 
      • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2 
      • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above 
      • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49

    Career Path:

    After successfully concluding the journey with The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma In Management for Health and Social Care the learner will be opening doors to numerous career opportunities such as: 

    • Health and Social Care Assessor
    • Care Home Manager
    • Care Co-ordinator
    • Care Assistant
    • Registered Care Manager
    • Senior Residential Support Worker
    • SupporService Manager
    • Senior Recovery Support Worker

    Course Curriculum

    Unit-1: Health and Social Care in Context
    Unit-2: Communication Skills for Health and Social Care Management
    Unit-3: People in Organisations
    Unit-1: Corporate Social Responsibility
    Unit-2: Resource Management
    Unit-3: Management of Activity Provision
    Unit-4: Administrative Services
    Unit-5: Planning a Work Based Team Project
    Unit-6: Safeguarding Children and Young People
    Unit-7: Finance For Managers
    Unit-8: Safeguarding Adults
    Unit-9: Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
    Unit-10: Working with Multi-disciplinary Teams
    Unit-11: Planning a New Business Venture
    Unit-12: Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
    Unit-13: Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
    Unit-14: Employability Skills
    Unit-15: Personal and Professional Development
    Unit-16: Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
    Unit-17: Study Skills
    Unit-18: Management of Health and Social Care Provision
    Unit-19: Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
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