ATHE Level 7 Diploma In Healthcare Management
The ATHE level 7 qualifications in healthcare management provide strategic management skills for those planning to, or working in the healthcare sector both internationally and in the UK, including additional units that are specifically targeted at those working in the public sector.
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.
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:
- a first degree in a healthcare related subject or
- a level 6 qualification for example an ATHE Diploma in Healthcare 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 95 credits plus a further two or three units from the list of optional (opt) units to achieve a minimum of 120 credits for the Diploma. At least 80 of the credits for the qualification as a whole must be at level 7.
|Unit Name||Unit Aims||Credits||Mandatory|
|Organisational Behaviour||To explore the importance of different forms of organisational behaviours in organisational effectiveness and efficiency. To understand the importance of organisational structure, culture, motivation, creativity and leadership.||15||Yes|
|Manage Continuous Organisational Improvement||To provide the skills and techniques to analyse and control finance in a public sector environment. To explain accountability for public sector finance.||15||Yes|
|Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction||To develop skills and knowledge to develop a vision and direction for an organisation or division within an organisation. The unit is particularly useful for leadership in public service organisations and links with the NHS leadership framework.||15||Yes|
|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 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|
|Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction||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|
|Research for Senior Managers||o develop the skills required to carry out strategic level research on a particular issue and analyse and report the results of the research.||25||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.||15||Opt|
|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 a project.||15||Opt|
|Strategic Resource Management||To explore the mechanisms for managing resources to achieve the business objectives of organisations. To understand the roles and strategies used in acquiring, managing, and developing human, physical and technological resources. To understand the importance of marketing in achieving business aims and objectives, and the roles, strategies and processes used to manage the marketing function||15||Opt|
|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.||10||Opt|
|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||Opt|
|Corporate Communication Strategies||To understand the importance of corporate communication and how it links to corporate objectives. To conduct an audit internal and external corporate communications, and to be able to develop an effective corporate communications strategy.||10||Opt|
|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|
|Sustainable Business Strategy||To raise awareness of sustainable development issues and how they impact on the strategic development of the business.||10||Opt|
|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||Opt|
|Programme Leadership||In order to achieve this unit learners should lead a programme of related projects in an organisation. The work may be undertaken through the learners’ employment or through voluntary work.||10||Opt|