Level : 4
Accreditation status : Accredited
Total Qualification Time (TQT): 1200 Hrs
GHL: 600 Hrs

An Ofqual Regulated Qualification

All units are 20 credits in value with the exception of the Research Unit which equates to 40 credits. These units have been designed from a learning time perspective and are expressed in terms of Total Qualification Time (TQT). TQT is an estimate of the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected to be required for a learner to achieve and demonstrate the achievement of the level of attainment necessary for the award of a Qualification. TQT includes undertaking each of the activities of Guided Learning, Directed Learning and Invigilated Assessment. Each 20-credit unit approximates to a TQT of 200 hours incorporating 100 hours of GLH.

Course Overview
The Qualification has been created to develop and reward the business health and social care workers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the health and social care sector. The rationale of the programmes is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their management and care capabilities within the health and social care sector.


Academic Study Skills
Communication for Health and Social Care
An Introduction to Healthcare Policy
Reflective Practice
Managing People in Health and Social Care
Sociology Concepts in Health and Ill Health


Learning Outcomes

Analysing, synthesising and summarising information critically
The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding the ability to think independently and solve problems
Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems
Recognising the moral and ethical issues of health and social care practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision
Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, assemble arguments in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
To develop transferable skills and knowledge.
Circumstances, whether within their own area of employment, or through promotion to a supervisory or management position, or to adapt to changes in the health/social care environment
To motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.

Entry Requirements

Learners who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards;
Learners who have spent some time in an organisational role and shown they have capability and drive to develop
Learners seeking further professional development and gain work related skills and know-how.