ATHE Level 4 Certificate in Management for Health and Social Care

IntroductionEntry CriteriaQualification Content

Please note: ATHE Level 4 Certificate in Management for Health and Social Care (600/4431/7) is being withdrawn for registrations from 31st August 2024 and there will be no certifications for this qualification after 31st August 2025.

The ATHE Level 4 Certificate in Management for Health and Social Care

This is a core qualification available to existing and interested centres of ATHE.

Graded with Pass, or Fail.
Advanced learner loans available in the UK – to check if funding is available see the latest Qualification Catalogue here.
For the progression routes visit our progression routes page.

Delivery Mode
This qualification can be delivered either in the classroom, via distance learning or blended, part-time or full-time.

Qualification Specification
To view the specification, please click here.

Typical Age

This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 16 and above.


For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • a GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades 4 and above
  • other related level 3 subjects such as ATHE level 3 Diplomas
  • an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • other equivalent international qualifications


For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification:

  • IELTs 5.5
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49

Learners must complete 1 mandatory unit and 1 optional (opt) unit.

Unit NameUnit AimsCreditsMandatory
Health and Social Care in ContextTo develop an understanding of a health and/or social care area in which students would like to work. Learners will develop their understanding in order to critically evaluate the impact of legislative frameworks in the context of local practice.15Yes
Communication Skills for Health & Social Care ManagementThe aim of this unit is to develop knowledge and understanding of communication both with colleagues in health and social care organisations and with service users. Learners will gain an understanding of why communication is sometimes ineffective, and the skills needed to overcome difficulties.15Opt
People in OrganisationsThis unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of those aspects of organisations that concern and support people. This includes communication practices, teamwork, remote working and other organisational structures. Using this knowledge learners will be able to review the impact of workplace practices on people.15Opt