CertHE Health and Care Management

CertHE Health and Care Management

Full time
1 year
Location
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds
Faculty of Business

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Course Overview

Arden University’s CertHE Health and Care Management will give you a robust introduction to health and social care and the essential skills you need to get your career started in the sector.

Regularly updated to address the health and social care sector’s evolving needs, this course will provide you with a solid foundation for future study or work in the field. The CertHE is a recognised qualification in its own right and provides an entry route to degree-level study. This is a great option if you feel ready to study a degree course but don’t have the necessary qualifications usually required, such as GCSEs or A levels.

The CertHE Health and Care Management is the ideal choice for newcomers wanting to enter the field, current professionals looking to transition into their first management role, as well as developing managers seeking to build on their skills. 

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Course details and modules

An innovative approach to health and care management is the only answer to the extensive changes the sector has experienced in the last years. This course has been developed in line with the ever-growing needs of the health and social care sector, highlighting the emerging skills required of today’s professionals and managers.

Cynthia Blow

I chose online learning because I do not currently have the capacity to attend classes as my days are full with running my household, my elderly parents’ household and tending to the needs of my 3-year-old. Online studying has been extremely helpful because it provides the flexibility I need in order to study at random times during the day or night.

Cynthia Blow
BSc (Hons) Psychology

Modules

This is a 1-year course available through full-time blended learning, which gives you additional study support and is ideal if you’re still unsure about committing to a full 3-year degree course. Once you’ve completed your CertHE, you’ll be able to continue onto Level 5 (year two) of the degree course if you wish to do so. To find out more about the CertHE, click here

  • Level 4 core modules (20 credits each)
  • Essential Skills in Health and Care Management
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Communication and Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Health Promotion
  • Inclusive Rights Based Safeguarding in Health and Care
  • Independent Regulation of Health and Care in the UK

How will you learn?

Extra support

You will receive the same excellent support provided to all Arden students including success coaches, academic skills tutors and workshops, our careers team, and much more. You will also receive an additional four hours of online academic knowledge and study skills sessions as part of your course.

If English is not your first language, we’ll also give you one and a half hours of weekly academic English support.

Assessments​​

Unlike on more traditional programmes, you won't be sitting any exams on the CertHE Health and Care Management. Your assessments will instead link your course material to health, care, and management practice, providing you with key transferable workplace skills for your future role.

Study options

Cemene Wellington

I chose to study with Arden University because the staff members were really supportive and nice. The course also fitted around my job. With Arden, I’ve finally learned to cope and understand my learning pattern, and my dyslexia. I’m on a Blended Learning degree, which involves a couple of days a week in the classroom with other students and tutors at Arden’s University centre in Ealing, West London plus fully supported online study.

Cemene Wellington
BA (Hons) Healthcare

Full time blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our full-time blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at the Arden study centre of your choice. In addition to our usual eight hours of face-to-face teaching per week, as a CertHE student, you’ll also have an extra four hours of online support for academic knowledge and study skills development as well as one and a half additional hours of English Language for those who require it. This is combined with around 20 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully, as well as to the excellent student support services which are available to all Arden students.

Blended learning is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face-to-face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates and is particularly suited to students who live within commuting or driving distance of one of our UK study centres. 

If you're a student from England who is enrolling on a full-time blended learning course with Arden (based in one of our UK study centres), you can apply for a Maintenance Loan for living costs to help pay for your living expenses. You can find more information on our fees and funding page. If you're a student from Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland you can find information on Maintenance Loan from your student finance body.

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

CertHE Heath and Care Management

We welcome anyone onto our CertHE course who can show us their determination to complete the qualification. You’ll just need to complete our one-week Introduction to Higher Education which mirrors the timetabled hours of your programme. Once you’ve passed this, you’ll be able to start on your CertHE.

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or equivalent
  • If English is not your first language we'll provide one and a half additional hours of subject-specific academic English support each week.
  • Alternatively evidence that you have previously studied in English at the appropriate level can be accepted.

We’ll give you all the support you need to succeed. Then, when you graduate from the CertHE course, you'll be able to progress on to the rest of the degree course if you decide it’s right for you.

To find out more about the CertHE, click here.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Saikou Sanyang

A CertHE from Arden University is your first step towards a rewarding position in the healthcare field. Our health and social care academic staff members have years of experience working in, studying, and researching their fields. We bring our own first-hand knowledge and professional expertise to the course, which adds even more value to your learning experience. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Saikou Sanyang
Principal Lecturer Healthcare Programmes

Career prospects

The CertHE Health and Care Management provides you with a solid foundation in health and social care and sets the stage for joining the profession or continuing your studies.

You’ll also have the chance to progress to Level 5 of our BSc (Hons) Health and Care Management.

What can I do after Arden University?

With a CertHE Health and Care Management course under your belt, you could work in the National Health Service (NHS), the vast social care sector, with a private healthcare provider, or for a voluntary or not-for-profit organisation in a range of settings. However, we expect that you’ll want to continue studying at Arden on our BSc (Hons) Health and Care Management degree.

If you decide you want to jump straight into the workplace, we have a dedicated careers and employability team that will support you during your studies to achieve your professional ambitions.

Industry skills

Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)

This course is endorsed by the Institute of Health & Social Care Management, whose aim is to create a supportive professional body that is relevant in its activities and modern in its approach and who holds sector leaders in the NHS, social care, third sector and private healthcare amongst its members. The IHSCM works with Arden University to contribute to curriculum development and delivery. As an Arden student, you’ll become a student member of the Institute, giving you access to a diverse range of events, conferences, workshops and networks as well as opportunities for mentoring and coaching. You are also encouraged to apply for full membership of the Institute once you graduate from the course.

 

Skills for Care

Arden University is recognised as an Endorsed Provider of health and social care degree courses by Skills for Care, a trusted independent charity which works as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK. Endorsement by Skills for Care is a recognition of the quality and delivery of the learning you will have during your studies at Arden University.

Skills for Health

Skills for Health is the UK's leading authority on skills and workforce development for the health sector. NHS and healthcare employers across the UK collaborate with Skills for Help to develop skills, roles, competencies, and strategies that provide better patient outcomes. They champion the entire workforce.

The Quality Mark is the UK’s benchmark for exceptional healthcare training and development. Being endorsed by the Quality Mark ensures that an organisation's training is world class, and has passed a rigorous review process of its delivery, strategy, and quality assurance practices.