Diploma Details

OTHM Level 5

Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management

Overview:

The OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management equips learners with knowledge and skills for a managerial career or further study in the sector. The program includes level 4 and 5 units, totaling 240 credits.

Level 4 units provide foundational knowledge, while Level 5 units focus on specific areas like partnership working, safeguarding, and research projects. Successful completion enhances career prospects and allows progression to further study.

Diploma Details - Level 5

Designed for learners aged 18 and above, entry into these qualifications typically requires one of the following:

  1. Relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or equivalent.
  2. GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or an equivalent qualification.
  3. Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience (confirmation required from the delivery center).

English requirements: Non-native English speakers must demonstrate language competency. Visit the English Language Expectations page for details.

OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma qualifications signify practical knowledge, skills, and competences equivalent to Higher National Diplomas (HND) and the second year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree program, assessed in academic terms.

The OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management comprises 12 mandatory units, totaling 240 credits with 2400 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT), and a minimum of 1200 recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH).

To attain the qualification, learners must accumulate 240 credits, with 120 credits at Level 4 (across 6 units) and 120 credits at Level 5 (across 6 units).

  • Responsibilities of a Health and Social Care worker (10 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (10 credits)
  • Effective Communication and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care (10 credits)
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)
  • Person-centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)
  • Effective Handling of Information in Health and Social Care Settings (10 credits)

The qualification is structured for a two-year full-time study, offering flexibility for part-time and distance learning. Delivery methods include face-to-face sessions, lectures, tutorials, seminars, and distance or online modes, facilitated exclusively by approved centers.

Units in this qualification undergo internal assessment by the center and external verification by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, determined by achieving specified learning outcomes.

To pass a unit, learners must present evidence demonstrating fulfillment of all learning outcomes and meeting standards in assessment criteria. Assessment criteria fulfillment is judged by the Assessor, who should provide an audit trail illustrating how the overall achievement judgment for learners was reached.

Completing the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Management opens avenues for various academic progressions, including the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management.

Given its approval and regulation by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners also qualify for direct entry into Year 3 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree program. Further details can be found on the University Progressions page.

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