These qualifications allow you to learn and develop the skills required for employment and/or career progression in general practice and related organisations. With the Certificate you will gain the essential knowledge and understanding required to ensure the efficient delivery of patient and community services as well as develop key transferable skills in communication, resource and financial management. The Diploma offers candidates the opportunity to broaden their understanding of management theory and techniques, and apply these to meet the challenges of initiating and implementing change and quality improvement.
This specialist qualification contributes knowledge and understanding towards the related Level 5 in Management whilst containing additional skills and knowledge which go beyond the scope of the National Occupational Standards (NOS). They provide valuable accreditation of skills and knowledge for candidates, without requiring or proving occupational competence. They have also been mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.
To attain the Level 5 Certificate in Primary Care and Health Management, you will achieve 22 credits from the mandatory units.
To attain the Level 5 Diploma in Primary Care and Health Management, you will achieve 38 credits from both mandatory and optional credits.
Teaching and Assessment
There are no examinations on this programme. The qualification will be gained through one-to-one assessment in your workplace using a range of methods including observation of normal work activities to confirm your competence. Your understanding of the underpinning knowledge could be assessed in the form of questions, professional discussions, projects, reflective accounts or workbooks. You will be supported throughout your course by qualified assessors.
Attendance may not be required as the qualification can be delivered within your workplace. The awarding body recommends 7-10 hours of independent study per week.
Progression OpportunitiesThis qualification is accepted as an entry requirement to a number of HE programmes. Or students may progress into employment as a practice manager within primary care or a health related environment. They can go on to qualifications offered by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Informal interview required.