Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care - Level 5

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Course Overview

The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to the second year of a bachelor’s degree.

Who this qualification is for?

This qualification has been designed for learners who are seeking to progress to a higher education institution to take the third year of a bachelor’s degree course in an area of management within the healthcare sector.



On successful completion of this qualification, there are a number of progression opportunities.

Students can progress to:

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to the ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management, into employment or to the third and final year of a bachelor’s 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 students aged 19 and above.

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


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. 

Overall Grading Type

Graded ‘Achieved’ or ‘Not achieved’

SFA Funding

Eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.


There are three different sized qualifications. If you study the 120-credit extended diploma then you must study all 4 mandatory units and select 3 or 4 optional units. If you study the 60-credit diploma then you must study all 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. The certificate requires you to study the unit “Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care” plus either “Managing Communication” or “People Management”.  1,200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year


Mandatory Units (Extended Diploma 120-credit)

  • Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
  • Managing Communication
  • People Management
  • Research Project

Mandatory Units (Diploma 60-credit)

  • Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
  • Managing Communication
  • People Management


Optional Units

  • Leading Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Working with Multidisciplinary teams
  • Management of Safeguarding for Health and Social Care
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Resource Management
  • Management of Activity Provision
  • Finance for Managers
  • Planning a New Business Venture
  • Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading Organisational Equality and diversity
  • Managing Finance in the Public sector
  • Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
  • Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
  • Employability Skills
  • Personal and Professional

How much will it cost?

  • Please call to enquire
  • The registration fee is £50 per module

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