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.
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.
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.
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 CMI accredited BSc (Hons) Health and Care Management course if you wish to do so. To find out more about the CertHE, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.