Diploma in Healthcare Management - Level 6

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Course Overview

The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management is a 120-credit Ofqual-regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to the third year of a bachelor’s degree. 

Who this qualification is for?

This qualification has been designed for learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take an MBA programme in an area of healthcare management. This qualification aims to develop learners understanding of management and to develop key management skills. As well as the Extended Diploma option (120-credit) there is a range of certificates and awards available.


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

Students can progress to:

Learners who complete this qualification can progress onto an MSc programme at a higher education institution such as the University of Northampton, or onto the ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Healthcare Management.


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:

  • One or two years’ study of business, management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution
  • A level 5 qualification in business, management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management
  • 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 diploma then you must study all 5 mandatory units and select 3 or 4 optional units. If you study the 25-credit certificate then you must study “International Healthcare Policy” and 1 optional unit from the optional units for certificate listed below. There are a variety of other certificates and awards. 1,200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year


Mandatory Units (Diploma 120-credit)

  • International Healthcare Policy
  • Managing Quality and Service Delivery
  • Leadership and Management
  • Research Project
  • Personal Leadership and Management Development

Optional units (Certificate 25-credit)

  • Managing Quality and Service Delivery
  • Leadership and Management
  • Managing Finance in the Public Sector
  • Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity

Optional Units

  • Managing Finance in the Public Sector
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Programme Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity

How much will it cost?

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

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