ATHE Level 7 Certificate In Healthcare Management

IntroductionEntry CriteriaQualification Content

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

Qualification Specification
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Typical Age

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 two of the three units to achieve a minimum of 30 credits.

Unit NameUnit AimsCreditsMandatory
Organisational BehaviourTo 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.15Yes
Manage Continuous Organisational ImprovementTo provide the skills and techniques to analyse and control finance in a public sector environment. To explain accountability for public sector finance.15Yes

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.15Yes