Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

The 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 1st year of a Bachelor’s degree.

This qualification has been designed for learners who are seeking to progress to university to take a Bachelor’s degree course in an area of management within the healthcare sector. It is also designed to have exit points so that an alternative qualification can be gained or if an individual is not certain of their commitment to the 120 credit course they can leave with less credits and still achieve a recognised qualification.

Qualification Title ATHE Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care ATHE Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care ATHE Certificate in Management for Health and Social Care
Qualification number 600/4435/4 600/4436/6 600/4431/7
Certificate Awarding Body ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education)
Size 120 credits (480 Guided Learning Hours) 60 credits (240 Guided Learning Hours) 30 credits (120 Guided Learning Hours)
Structure 3 core units and a further 5 to 9 optional units 3 core units and a further optional unit 1 core unit and a further optional unit
Entry Requirements

Age: 18+

Entry Profile:

  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by3 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • Or a Level 3 qualification
  • Or an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • Or other equivalent international qualifications

Each application will be reviewed on merit and applications which do not fall into the criteria listed above, may still be considered.

Modes of Study Classroom based learning, with classes available during weekends and evenings
Assessment Assignment for each unit
Overall Grading Type Achieved/Not Achieved
Fees For details on current fees please contact the College. Flexible payment methods are available.

Further ATHE qualifications

a level 4 ATHE qualification e.g. ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care