The qualification aims to transform and enhance the learners with concrete knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector at a managerial level. The underlying principle of the course is to ensure a career path for learners who wish to build their care capacities within the health and social care department. OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree. Learners will acquire care management practical skills in the Health and Social Care sector given by insight knowledge and understanding in their program.

The qualification is also fit for the part-time learners in the workplace but yet eligible for full-time learners who can involve informal work placements or part-time employment. The learners can advance into or within employment in the health and social sector, either directly by the achievement of the awards or following study to further degree level.

About OTHM

OTHM Qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised by Qualifications Wales. OTHM qualifications has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. OTHM has progression arrangement with several UK universities that acknowledges the ability of learners after studying Level 3-7 qualifications to be considered for advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top up and Master’s/top-up programmes.

Entry requirements

Entry to the Qualifications will be through centre interview and the candidates must possess the following:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 diploma or equivalent recognised qualification.
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme).
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority.
  • International students whose first language is not in English, they will need to have score of 5.5 or above in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit GLH TQT
L/617/2660 Partnership Working in Health and Social Care 20 80 200
Y/617/2659 Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Individuals 20 80 200
R/617/2658 Health Improvement and Promotion of Well-being 20 80 200
L/617/2657 Leading Teams in Health and Social Care 20 80 200
J/617/2656 Providing Professional Supervision for Staff 20 80 200
F/617/2655 Research in Health and Social Care 20 80 200

Delivery Method

In Ascent School of Management London, Learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience as we provide various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning and distance learning. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our advanced Learning Management System. Learners are able to interact with tutors by messaging through the Learning Management System to discuss the course materials, provide guidance and assistance with the assignments.

Assessments and Award

  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations


Learners completing the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management will allow progress to:

  • The final year of an undergraduate degree; or
  • OTHM Level 6 Diplomas; or
  • Directly into employment in an associated profession

Fees and Funding

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