ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

Course Features

Course Overview

Course Overview:

The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a 120 credit size qualification and is the equivalent level to the 2nd year of a Bachelor’s degree.

This qualification is designed for managers entering a more senior position and being exposed to new types of information and decisions. It provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of essential management subjects with a focus on the healthcare context.

The Caring Profession offers a variety of rewarding careers working with adults and/or children in the community. With the current shortage of qualified Care Professionals, there is no better time than now to carve out a career within the Care industry. This qualification provides generic management skills for those planning to or working in a management role. The qualifications deliver the skills and knowledge that meet the needs of managers on a domestic and international platform.

Who this qualification is for?

This qualification is designed for students who are seeking to progress to higher education to take a final year of Bachelor’s degree course in an area of management within the healthcare sector or wish to progress the career in management role within the Healthcare sector.


Students who complete this qualification can progress to a degree programme at a range of UK Universities and claim exemptions for some of the units completed.

If you do not wish to go for Full time degree then you can enrol for the ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management in Health and Social Care, which is equivalent to a degree.

ATHE University Partners:

ATHE has a number of University partners, who offer online or on the campus Bachelor and Master courses including:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Sunderland London Campus
  • Northampton University
  • Coventry University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • Prince Edward Island University

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Entry requirement:

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

For students who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of following:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above Or
  • other related level 2 subjects Or
  • an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency Or
  • other related level 3 subjects Or
  • other equivalent international qualifications
  • Applicants must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments
  • Applicants may also have relevant work experience

Mature students route:

Mature students are encouraged to apply and will be considered after interview. You may be required to present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid), participation and/or achievement of relevant qualifications.

Expected prior knowledge:

You do not need to have studied Business and Management before but an interest in the subject is important

List of documents required for registration:

  • Completed application form
  • Authenticated scans of your qualifications, certificates and complete transcripts for all years of studies
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your CV/résumé
  • A scanned copy of a recent passport sized color photograph
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of address
  • Two references


There is no external assessment (i.e. exams) attached to any unit. You will be required to submit a final written assignment for each module.


The ATHE Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a 240 credit qualification. Learners must complete 14 units to complete the qualification.

Level 4 – Equivalent to first year of Bachelor’s Degree


  • Health and Social Care in Context
  • People in Organisations
  • Communication Skills for Health and Social Care
  • Working with Multi-disciplinary Teams
  • Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
  • Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
  • Management of Health and Social Care Provision

Level 5 – Equivalent to 2nd year of Bachelor’s Degree


  • Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
  • Managing Communication
  • People Management
  • Leading Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity
  • Research Project

How much will it cost?

– The course fee is £3,020 including course material, assessment and tuition fee.

– The enrolment fee is £30 per module

– You can receive a 10% discount on the course fee if you pay in full or you can pay in two equal instalments without additional charges or interest.

Course support:

The course is delivered via an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Moodle. All course materials are available on Moodle and are delivered via easy to follow online lessons complimented by tutor support and feedback to enhance your learning.

You are allocated UK-based tutors, who are available through Moodle to discuss course materials and give support and assistance with assignments.

The unit’s learning materials are designed to facilitate your learning and to allow you to achieve the learning outcome of each unit. This material is interactive and contains practical activities, which have been designed to enable you to apply theoretical principles and frameworks.

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