UKAP Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management 


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The UKAP Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is designed to enable learners to develop the knowledge and both generic and vocational employability skills relevant to these sectors.  It has also been designed to help learners develop an understanding of the nature of health and social care work in order that they can make informed decisions about whether or not they wish to gain employment in these sectors or as part of their current professional development if already working in these sectors. 


The Health and Social Care Management Diploma provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the health and social care sector and its wide recognition by employers allows progression directly into employment.


Entry Requirements

 Learner must fulfil at least one of the following criteria to be allowed entry to the qualification:

  •           Possession of a UK level 5 diploma in related subject or an equivalent overseas qualification 
  •           Mature learners (over 21) with relevant work experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)


  English requirements: 

§         If the learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency at a minimum of CEFR (The Common  European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B2 from a recognised English test provider or IELTS level 5.5 in each components

Qualification Structure

UKAP Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (RQF) consists of the following 8 mandatory units that provide a total of 120 credits:



Unit Ref. No.

Mandatory Units



Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care



Managing Quality in Health and Social Care



Principles of Health and Social Care Management



Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Workplaces



Financial Decision Making for Health Care Managers



Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care



Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care



Research Methods for Health and Social Care Managers



Duration and Delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. 

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved centres only.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and verified by UKAP. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, a learner must have successfully passed all the learning outcomes for that unit.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learner’s overall achievement has been arrived at


 Upon successful completion of UKAP Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management, learners may progress to:

  •  A UKAP Level 7 Diploma within the relevant academic discipline
  •  A postgraduate degree programme at UK universities
  •  Employment in Health and Social Care Sector
  •  Relevant postgraduate professional programmes

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