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Level 7 (UK) Diploma in Health & Social Care Management


UK Level 7


1 Year


About the Course

What is Health & Social Care management?

Health & Social care management encompasses the efforts involved in planning, directing, and coordinating non-clinical activities within health care & social care systems, organizations, and networks.

This is a very focused branch of management that requires specific knowledge of health & social care operations along with soft skills such as the ability to motivate team members, coordinate and collaborate members in a multi-disciplinary work environment, with patients /clients  and their family, members of the clinical staff, management of the organization, regulatory bodies and proactively implement needed changes.

What do Health & Social Care managers do?

  • Developing organizational goals and objectives  

  • Recruiting, training, and supervising medical /social work staff 

  • Ensuring compliance with patient/client  privacy laws and other regulations 

  • Creating work schedules 

  • Managing health / social services informatics

  • Monitoring and/or managing facility finances and budgets 

  • Communicating with staff, department heads and management

  • Identifying ways to improve quality of services

  • Increase operational efficiency of the facility/organization


What is Level 7 (UK)  Diploma in Health & Social Care Management?

This is a postgraduate level qualification designed to equip medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other professionals in health sector with administration and management skills to enable them step in to the next level in health care establishments. Awarded by OTHM and delivered by CIRP, this is internationally recognized qualification will expand your career options locally as well as internationally.

Upon completing this qualification, you are able to continue your masters and PhD level education in any part of the world.



Are there global opportunities in Diploma in Health & Social Care Management?

In today’s context health care is growing both as a noble service and an industry, whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary health care. As one of the fastest growing and ever changing fields there are more and more opportunities opening worldwide for the correct candidates.

Expansion of health care systems have increased openings where individuals with a professional background in healthcare could climb the ladder by joining the management and administration of these organizations. . There are ample opportunities for you to progress in your career from a medical officer or a nurse to hospital manager to a director and then to a head of a large hospital.

These opportunities are available both locally and internationally and specially in global health care hubs such as UK, Australia, US, Canada, Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore

What are Employability Option in Health & Social Care management ?

  • Hospital management 

  • Clinic Management         

  • Care Facilities Management      

  • Health care consulting 

  • Health Promotion                          

  • Lecturing & Training      

  • Academic research 

  • Disaster Management

  • Clinical research /trial management

  • Social Care Project Management

  • Insurance underwriting management

  • Nursing home management

  • Community house Management

  • Emergency management

  • Relief Project Management

  • Rehabilitation Management



Program Structure


Qualification Title           : Level 7 Diploma in Health & Social Care Management

Qualification Level         : Postgraduate - UK RQF Level 7

Awarding Body                : OTHM UK         

RQF Credits                     : 120 UK Credits

Duration                          : 01 Year

Schedule                         : Weekends / Weekday evenings

Delivery                          : On Campus or On Line

Intakes                            : February


Recognition and Accreditation



Module Structure


1. Health and Social Care Leadership                                 20 Credits

2. Managing People in Health and Social Care                   20 Credits

3. Managing Finance in Health and Social Care                  20 Credits

4. Health and Social Care Strategies and Policies              20 Credits

5. Leading Change in Health and Social Care                     20 Credits

6. Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals          20 Credits


Students are assessed using Course work, Assignments, Presentation and Reports based on a modular framework


Career & Academic Progression 

Achieving the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to Master’s top-up programmes at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing.

Some recommended options:

MSc in Health and Social Care Management (top-up) awarded by University of Chichester

Master of Business Administration (top-up) MBA at University of Sunderland

MBA (top-up) at Arden University

MA Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)

For Options in other Universities in UK and other countries please talk to one of our admissions officers.

Entry Criteria

Bachelor’s  degree in related subject ( Medicine, Nursing, Health, Psychology) Or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification

Learner must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course

English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

Your Instructor

Brian Chung

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Brian Chung
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