ATHE Level 5 Certificate in Management for Health and Social Care

IntroductionEntry CriteriaQualification Content

The ATHE Level 5 Certificate in Management for Health and Social Care is a 30 credit Ofqual Regulated Qualification.

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

Graded with Achieved and Not Achieved.
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Delivery Mode
This qualification can be delivered either in the classroom, via distance learning or blended, part-time or full-time.

Qualification Specification
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Typical Age

This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.


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

  • prior study in Healthcare Management or related subjects at level 4 or above
  • a level 4 qualification for example an ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care
  • other equivalent international qualifications
  • Learners may also have relevant work experience


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 2 optional (opt) units.

Unit NameUnit AimsCreditsMandatory
Facilitating Change in Health and Social CareThis unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and applied skills to be able to facilitate change in health and social care setting. Learners will gain knowledge and show applied skills regarding principles of change management and factors that drive change in health and social care.15Yes
Managing CommunicationThis unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of how communication takes place within and between organisations, the potential pitfalls and the benefits of good practice.15Opt
People ManagementIn this unit learners develop the knowledge and understanding of what motivates individuals and teams and be able to use this to review people management strategies used in organisations.15Opt