UKAP Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (QCF)




UKAP Qualification Number: UK616306941

DETC Code of reference no. DT60054474159




The UKAP Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is designed to enable learners to develop a sound understanding of policy, management theory and practice in health and social care.


It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals, services users and policy makers in own country. It will enhance knowledge in learners so that they can work as an effective manager in hospitals/social care industry.


It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in the health and social care professions.


Entry Requirements

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


·             Possession of an honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma 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 you are not from the United Kingdom or a majority English-speaking country, you must provide evidence that you are competent in English language  at a minimum of CEFR (the Common European Framework) level B2 from a recognised English test provider or IELTS level 5.5 in each component.


  Qualification Structure

  UKAP Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (QCF) consists of the following 8 mandatory

  units that provide a total of 120 credits:


Unit Ref. No.

Mandatory Units



Managing Finance in Health and Social Care



International Health Policy



Strategic Management for Health and Social Care



Organisational Behaviour in Health and Social Care



Human Resources Management in Health and Social Care



Managing Service Delivery in Health and Social Care



Strategic Marketing 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.



Passing the UKAP Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management enables learners to progress into or within employment or continue their further study towards UK Masters top up qualifications. UKAP has progression arrangement with a number of UK universities that acknowledges the ability of learners after studying Level 3-7 qualifications to be considered for advanced entry into corresponding degree year and masters top-up programmes.



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