The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management aims to prepare learners for managerial roles in the sector by providing a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. Successful completion empowers individuals with industry-specific skills, enhancing career prospects and facilitating further study.
These qualifications target individuals aged 18 and above, with entry criteria including a Relevant Level 3 Diploma or equivalent, GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or an equivalent qualification. Mature learners over 21 with relevant management experience are also considered, with English language competency required for non-native speakers. Further details can be found on the English Language Expectations page on the website.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management comprises 6 mandatory units, totaling 120 credits, with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 1200 hours. The recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 600 hours.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management includes six mandatory units, each carrying 20 credits. The units cover topics such as promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion; professional development and academic writing skills; communication in the caring professions; principles of health and safety for health professions; assessment processes in health and social care settings; and resource management in health and social care.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is structured for a two-year full-time study, yet it allows flexibility for part-time and distance learning. Approved centers deliver the qualification through face-to-face methods, including lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as through distance and online modes.
In the Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management, all units undergo internal assessment by the center and external verification by Stars College. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, hinging on the fulfillment of specified learning outcomes. To attain a 'pass,' learners must furnish evidence demonstrating accomplishment of all learning outcomes and meeting standards outlined by assessment criteria, with assessment judgement rendered by the Assessor. An audit trail is required to transparently depict how the overall achievement judgment for learners has been reached.
For learners to succeed in our English-taught and assessed qualifications, possessing an appropriate level of English language skills is crucial. The specific requirements for accepting applicants onto our qualifications are outlined below.
Successful completion of our qualification meets the standard academic entry requirements of the university. Nevertheless, each applicant will undergo individual assessment, and additional entry requirements specific to the university may influence the admission process.
Graduates of this qualification have the opportunity to progress to the following university programmes: