ATHE Level 6 Diploma In Healthcare Management
The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management is a 120-credit Ofqual-regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to the third year of a bachelor’s degree. This qualification has been designed for learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take an MBA programme in an area of healthcare management. This qualification aims to develop learners understanding of management and to develop key management skills.
This is a core qualification available to existing and interested centres of ATHE.
Graded with Pass.
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.
This qualification can be delivered either in the classroom, via distance learning or blended.
To view the specification, please click here.
This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 19 and above.
For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:
- One or two years’ study of business, management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution
- A level 5 qualification in business, management or related subjects for example an ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management
- 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 the six mandatory units totalling 70 credits. They must complete either
Managing Finance in the Public Sector or Financial Decision Making for Managers.
A further four or five units totalling a minimum of 50 credits from the list of optional (opt) units must be
completed to achieve a minimum of 120 credits for the Diploma. 7.
|Unit Name||Unit Aims||Credits||Mandatory|
|International Healthcare Policy||To explore the international context for healthcare policy and organisation of healthcare. To understand contemporary issues and promotion of public health. Learners should understand the political, social and cultural issues that help to determine healthcare policy and be able to critically assess the policies and practice in one specific context.||15||Yes|
|Managing Quality and Service Delivery||This unit aims to introduce the learner to the delivery of excellent customer service. The learner will also develop knowledge and understanding required for quality measurement and management of service delivery (for public service or healthcare management programmes the unit can be delivered in context).||10||Yes|
Leadership and Management
|The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to understand theories of leadership and management and how to use leadership and management skills to improve motivation and performance. The learner will also understand the development and effectiveness of teams.||15||Yes|
|Research Project||This unit aims to develop the skills required to produce a research|
question and carry out independent research using appropriate research
techniques. The unit also aims to enable the learner to analyse research
findings, evaluate research methodology used and present findings.
|Personal Leadership and Management Development||This unit aims to enable the learner to develop own personal leadership|
and management skills to support the achievement of own and
|Managing Finance in the Public Sector||To provide the skills and techniques to analyse and control finance in a public sector environment. To explain accountability for public sector finance.||10||Yes|
|Managing Stakeholder Engagement||The aim of the unit is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge and understanding required to engage with stakeholders and to learn how to manage stakeholders in projects and organisations.||10||Yes|
|Human Resource Management||To develop skills and knowledge in the field of human resource|
management strategy. To look at contemporary issues which affect human
resource strategy within organisations.
|Project Management||To understand the process of identifying appropriate and feasible|
projects, and to be able to initiate and start a project. To be able to
manage, monitor and control a project, including assessing, managing
and controlling project risks and issues, project and team management
and change management. To be able to evaluate the success or failure of
|Programme Leadership||To develop the skills to be able to plan and lead a programme of related|
projects and critically evaluate the programme.
|Risk Management||To raise business risk awareness and develop knowledge and|
understanding in the assessment, monitoring and control of business
risks. To enable the learner to develop an appreciation of the implications
of business risks
|Manage Sustainability in an Organisation||To develop the knowledge, skills and techniques to be able to identify|
sustainability issues within an organisation and to put in place suitable
management systems for legal compliance and corporate responsibility
|Strategic Planning||To develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to|
develop an organisational strategic plan.
|Managing Stakeholder Engagement||The aim of the unit is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge and|
understanding required to engage with stakeholders and to learn how to
manage stakeholders in projects and organisations.
|Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity||The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to develop an understanding of the importance of managing equality and diversity within the organisation and to understand how to lead the approach to equality and diversity within an organisation.||10||Opt|