BA (Hons) Healthcare Management


Course Description
This health and social care management degree provides the foundation for a variety of careers in the health and social care sector, from working with individuals to managing people. You will gain a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and principles that will prepare you for employment in your chosen health and social care setting. You’ll learn about all aspects of an individual’s journey through the health and social care pathway, considering the leadership, management, policy, contemporary issues and practice that influence their experiences.
Getting out of the classroom and into the workplace is a key part of your learning. There are work placements throughout the course, which help you develop a clear picture of the different careers open to you.
Note: The Bachelor’s degree courses are dual qualifications consisting of Level 4 & 5 Diploma (OFQUAL certificates) + Top-up programme awarded by partner universities.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


You may find opportunities to get healthcare experience in your local hospital, doctor’s surgery or nursing home. Depending on your career interests, you could also work for a mental health trust or a centre for homeless people. Experience of mentoring, counselling or befriending may also be useful for social work and related careers.Other relevant experience includes working in a community setting or at fitness centres in health promotion.
You can also find work in the voluntary sector and with medical charities and not-for-profit organisations. There are a range of opportunities in the private sector, working, for example, in private healthcare organisations as a lifestyle consultant or working in alternative medicine and therapies. Many of these options involve being self-employed.

Key Points

Course Name BA (Hons) Healthcare Management
Credits 360
Mode of Study Online Learning / Hybrid Learning (Blended)
Duration 3 Years
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £5,500 (Online)
£ 10,000 (Hybrid)The course tuition fee listed above does NOT include the top-up fees
Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • Design (Evaluate) a health services work environment that drives quality results and manages business, compliance, and customer risks.
  • Leverage sound business principles and technology to guide day-to-day operational, strategic, and clinical decisions that ensure delivery of value-based health care.
  • Formulate business plans to achieve organizational goals within the market it operates and aligned with health policy, governance, and regulatory/legal entities
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, continual improvement, and change management skills.
  • Promote ethics and social responsibility at all levels of health services and management.

Career Direction

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Anatomical pathology technologist
  • Counsellor
  • Dental therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Adult nurse
  • Dental technician
  • Occupational therapist
  • Youth worker
  • Special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)
  • Dental hygienist
  • Physician associate
  • Prosthetist/orthotist
  • Social worker

Further Education

After the completion of this BA (HONS.) Business & Management graduates can apply for postgraduate programmes or globally they can pursue their career in business management sector.

This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body ATHE

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.


Qualification Structure

The BA (Hons.) degree is of 360 credits which can be acquired through two stages.

Stage: 1

Level 4 & 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 240 credits.




YEAR 1 (Level 4) YEAR 2 (Level 5)
Health and Social Care in Context Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
Communication Skills for Health and Social Care Management Managing Communication
People in Organisations People Management
Corporate Social Responsibility Research Project
Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services Leading Practice in Health and Social Care
Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care Management of Safeguarding for Health and Social Care
Personal and Professional Development Employability Skills


* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award

Stage 2   BA (Hons) Healthcare Management (Top-up)

University Progression: On completion of this level 4 and 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care course, students have the opportunity to complete a Bachelor degree programme (Top up) from a range of UK universities. The top-up programme can be studied online and comprises the final 120 credits.

Examples of University Progression


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and jobs, which the awarding organisation externally verifies.
The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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