Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (240 Credits) – Progression to the Final Year of a 3 Year UK Undergraduate Degree
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About this course
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
The purpose of this Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (Accredited by Ofqual, UK) is to equip learners with the information, understanding, and abilities necessary for a managerial-level profession or further study in the health and social care industry.
This Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management enables learners to demonstrate their competence through the production of evidence from their work or training activities. You will study level 4 and level 5 units, each worth 120 credits, for a total of 240 credits (equivalent to the first 2 years of an honours degree).
The Level 4 units provide an introduction to contemporary Health and Social Care issues and serve as a basis for learning. The units include theoretical and practical knowledge in the profession and are designed to develop and improve knowledge and skills in the areas of equity, diversity, professional development, patient evaluation, resource management, health and safety, risk assessment, and communication.
The Level 5 units provide students the option to advance in subject-specific occupational fields. The participants will grow and improve their knowledge and abilities in the areas of successful partnership working, managing the care of vulnerable individuals, safeguarding, health education, team management, professional supervision techniques, and research project completion.
This Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management certification will equip learners with industry-specific and practical skills, allowing them to successfully use their knowledge in the workplace, improve their job chances, and allow them to continue their education.
Undergraduate Level Course: Equivalent to the First and the Second Year of a 3 Year Undergraduate / Bachelor’s University Degree course
This course help you to progress to:
This qualification is Accredited by OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), which is a UK Government body.
Qualification Number: 610/0333/5
Program Overview: Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
Key Highlights of the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management are:
Why study Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
With the pandemic sweeping the globe, Healthcare in every country has become of the utmost importance, and we have come to fully respect and thank our important Healthcare personnel for everything they have done and continue to do. We are fortunate to be cared for by the NHS in England, which has made every effort to protect the country and its residents to the highest standards. Although the epidemic has had a significant impact on everyone’s lives, it has also benefited the Healthcare industry. Recent events have inspired a large number of people, who have opted to pursue careers in healthcare. Healthcare is the backbone of every nation, which is why it is essential to comprehend the significance of Health & Social.
A Rewarding Profession
It has been stated previously that becoming a healthcare professional is one of the most gratifying professions. You are assisting some of the most vulnerable members of society. You have a high level of job satisfaction due to your daily ability to have a significant impact on the lives of others. Caring for others and witnessing the improvement of your patients as a result of your hard work and dedication is extremely satisfying and fulfilling.
Excellent Growth Opportunities
Not only is working in healthcare gratifying, but it also offers opportunities for advancement. You are not limited to pursuing only one career path within the Healthcare field, since there are numerous positions in which you can excel. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is crucial and highly appreciated in the NHS, not just for career advancement but also to ensure personnel are up-to-date on current skills and legislation to ensure patient safety.
With a Health and Social Care Degree, you are also able to advance your career on a worldwide scale, in addition to the several advancement options accessible within the NHS. The healthcare education supplied in the United Kingdom is so advanced that you would be competent and able to explore possibilities and experience abroad. Numerous students take advantage of possibilities to gain work experience in foreign nations in order to broaden their knowledge and treat a variety of illnesses and persons.
Every day is unique
One of the advantages of pursuing a profession in healthcare is that no two days are same. You will provide care for patients with varying needs and requirements. You never know where the day may lead you or what difficulties you’ll need to tackle. Because you never exactly know what to expect, this component of the job keeps it exciting and encouraging.
A Growing Industry
We are aware that there are excellent job advancement chances, but the industry is also expanding. A career in Health & Social Care offers long-term employment possibilities, as well as opportunities for advancement and job stability. According to the NHS Jobs website, approximately 25,000 jobs are posted each month, and 1,300,000 individuals were employed by the NHS as of July 2020.
This industry is in constant demand. If you are the proper person, have the appropriate mindset, and have a college degree, there are endless options for you to succeed.
After completing the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management, learners can continue to a Level 6 Diploma in a related discipline or directly into employment in a wide range of occupations, including:
- Adult Nurse. As an Adult Nurse, you’re skilled at assessing the needs of adult patients, planning their care and keeping an eye on their progress
- Nursing Support Worker
- Social Worker
- Youth Worker
- Support Worker
- Community Development Worker
- Mental Health Mentor
After completing the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management, below are some of the organisations that are hiring health and social care graduates
- The NHS: Medical and healthcare services across the UK.
- Bupa Care Homes One of the UK’s largest providers of care homes.
- The Nuffield Trust: Charitable trust with a mission to improve healthcare.
- St John Ambulance: Leading first-aid charity in the UK.
- Ministry of Defence: Protecting the security, independence and interests of the UK at home and abroad.
As our OTHM accredited qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and Qualifications Wales, learners are also eligible to progress to a top-up degree, master’s programme, or MBA at many universities in UK and overseas with advanced standing.
Progress to a Higher Qualification: Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
In addition to Progression to the Universities, you also have an option to progress to the following Qualifications after completion of your Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification:
- Diploma in Health and Social Care Management – Level 6
- Diploma in Accounting and Business – Level 6
- Diploma in Business Management – Level 6
- Diploma in Teaching and Learning – Level 6
- Diploma in Information Technology – Level 6
- Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Level 6
- Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management – Level 6
What is the Entry Requirement?
For entry onto the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification, learners must possess:
- Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course,
- Mature learners (over 21) with work experience
The qualification is offered in English.
What are the Course Modules?
The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification consists of 12 mandatory units for a combined total of 240 credits:
Level 4: 6 Mandatory units:
- Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
- Professional Development and Academic Writing Skills (20 credits)
- Communication in the Caring Professions (20 credits)
- Principles of Health and Safety for Health Professions (20 credits)
- Assessment Processes in Health and Social Care Settings (20 credits)
- Resource Management in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
Level 5: 6 Mandatory units:
- Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
- Managing the Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Individuals (20 credits)
- Health Education and Promoting Wellbeing (20 credits)
- Team Management in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
- Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
- Research Methods in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
Workshops and Webinars
There would be Live Webinars which would be spread across the duration of the course.
If for any reason you are not able to attend the live sessions, you will have the option to go through the Recordings at a later date as per your convenience.
What is Level 5 qualification Equivalent to?
This qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to
- Foundation Degrees,
- Higher National Diploma (HND) and
- Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.
Is the Course Accredited?
Yes, the diploma programmes are accredited by OTHM, UK – an Awarding body by the UK Government’s regulator – OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)
How is the Assessment done?
- The assessment is done via submission of assignment.
- There are no written exams.
Successful completion of the qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including progression to relevant Level 6 Diplomas.
The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (9 Months) qualifications have been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into the Final Year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.
Can the Course Fee be paid in Instalments?
Yes, the Course Fee can be paid in Equal Monthly Instalments. Please click on “Enrol Now” button on the top and choose some of the best payment options available for you.