Our online Level 5 DipHE Health and Care Management course has been developed in consultation with senior leaders from the NHS, Skills for Care, and Skills for Health to ensure you gain the professional expertise needed to advance to Registered Manager roles in the sector.
Taking a modern and digital-first approach, our course content is regularly updated to meet the needs of the sector. That means you’ll gain the key leadership skills required to face today’s most pressing health and care challenges. During your studies, you’ll have access to valuable learning and networking resources from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute for Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM).
This DipHE is the ideal choice if you’re currently unsure about committing to a full degree course and for current professionals looking to gain a qualification to progress their careers. With the Level 5 qualification under your belt, you’ll be able to apply for Registered Manager roles in health and care. After you graduate, you’ll also have the chance to progress onto your full undergraduate degree if you wish to do so.
Arden is one of the only universities in the UK offering DipHE leadership courses contextualised for health and care. By undertaking this course, you’ll have better opportunities to apply for workplace funding than on a standard undergraduate degree.
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.
The course has been developed in line with the ever-growing needs of the health and social care sector, highlighting the emerging digital and leadership competencies required of today’s professionals and managers. By covering the most relevant topics in the field, your modules ensure you’ll graduate with the skills you need to succeed.
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.
Unlike on more traditional programmes, you won't be sitting any exams on the Level 5 DipHE 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. This will include things like essays, presentations, academic posters, reports, case studies, and podcasts.
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.
Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can study your degree in a flexible and convenient way. That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or desktop PC (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good internet connection. Through, ilearn, our online university campus in the cloud, you'll be able to access your course calendar, support services, learning materials, and our online library containing almost half a million texts, as well as creating assignments, keeping notes, and collaborating with other students on your course.
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 DipHE 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 Level 5 DipHE 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 our BSc (Hons) Health and Care Management.
With a Level 5 Diploma HE Health and Care Management 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 organization. We have a dedicated careers and employability team that will support you during your studies to achieve your career ambitions.
Just some of the roles you might want to consider include:
This course awards a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership*
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. With 140,000 members, the institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect like-minded professionals.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
Upon completion of this CMI-accredited course, you will be awarded CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership.This recognises you have the skills needed to be an effective manager, helping you stand out from the competition and start your management career journey - with a CMI qualification and a clear pathway to full Chartered Manager status.
*Upon completion of your course, the CMI award and level of chartered status awarded will depend on your level and length of study, whether you entered your course with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or if any compensation is applied on your modules throughout the duration of study. If this criteria applies to you, you may receive one of the 2 different levels; an Award or Certificate.
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 that 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.