Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management


The Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is designed to enable learners to develop a sound understanding of policy, management theory and practice in health and social care. It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals, services users and policy makers in the United Kingdom today. It will create knowledge in candidates so that they can work as an effective manager in hospitals/social care industry. It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in the health and social care profession.
Learning Objectives
By the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:
  • Develop managerial skills to manage quality in the health and social care sector.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the health and social care organisations and their management systems.
  • Manage budgets and perform financial analysis of health and social care organisations for effective decision making.
  • Manage complex issues in the organisation to improve management practice.
  • Perform environmental analysis for strategic marketing decision making to implement strategy.
  • Manage team performance for the quality of service delivery in health and social care organisations.
  • Understand advanced economic literature on the demand and supply of health care.
  • Critically review the role of agencies and health care organisations in the promotion of health programmes globally.
  • Understand strategic human resource techniques and tools to manage employee performance.
  • Identify a research topic and questions and apply advanced research techniques and tools to create new literature on health and social care.

Course Structure

The overall structure of the course is based on 9 mandatory modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each unit has the equivalency of 15 credits. Learners will be invited to attend lectures and workshops that will introduce the subject matter.
Learners must complete all units successfully and achieve 135 credits before the Diploma can be issued. Total Qualification Time (TQT) to complete the full qualification is 1350 hours. While, Guided Learning Hours (GLH) refers to the amount of study undertaken by learners under the direction of their tutors and it includes tutorials, seminars, workshops, directed research, project or assignment.
It is expected that a learner will need to complete following TQT against each unit to complete the full Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management.

Module 1: Managing Service Delivery in Health and Social Care

In this unit, learners will be able to learn effective management and leadership skills for efficient and effective service delivery in the health and social care organisations. You will learn how to plan, organise, control, manage and check techniques for good service delivery.

Module 2: Managing Finance in Health and Social Care

Students explore key concepts and frameworks for accounting and finance and learn how to interpret the company’s financial reports. Students will also become familiar with financial statements, budgets and data as well as financial and non-financial performance indicators. These highly applicable techniques can be used to drive company success.

Module 3: Managing Enterprise in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to develop learner knowledge of the processes and behaviours involved in developing enterprise in health and social care administration from various perspectives informed by theory, research and professional practice.

Module 4: Strategic Marketing for Health and Social Care

This unit aims to develop a strategic marketing focus and link it to the strategy process within in health and social care organisations.

Module 5: The Economics of Health Care

The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of issues especially microeconomics analysis of health care. Learners will be able to understand principles and applications of the world economy, the cost-benefit literature, welfare economics and public finance, consumer theory and industrial economics. It aims to establish a critical awareness of the integration of theory, data, and analysis in relation to health care economics.

Module 6: Strategic Management and Change

Healthcare has continued to experience significant environmental change including technological breakthroughs in gene research and therapy and bioengineering, economic and competitive pressure that have altered the industry. This unit aims to explore strategic management tools to manage health care organisations in the dynamic and changing environment.

Module 7: Research Methods for Managers

In this module, you will be able to develop a critical understanding of the different assumptions underlying research into the health or social sciences and the nature and status of research methodology and at the end, you understand how to write a research report by data collection, analysis, conclusions and presentation of data.

Module 8: Managing Quality through Human Resource Management

Health and social care organisations today face unprecedented challenges. These challenges are obliging organisations to redesign their internal structures and policies. New people management strategies are at the centre of these organisational changes. This course examines the character of these people management strategies in modern organisations.

Module 9: Strategic Project Management for Managers

This unit will develop strategic decision making for learners in the health and social care sector to drive the value of the organisation from the execution of strategy through strategic projects.


Entry Requirements

Learners must fulfil the following criteria to gain admission to EBMA programme:
  • EBMA Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management OR
  • Bachelor Degree from a recognised university in Health and Social Care or equivalent

Additionally, applicants must have two years work experience at managerial or supervisory level.


Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment.
Assessment involves investigative assignments to meet the assessment criteria detailed within each unit.
Each unit contains 100% marks based on one assignment of 3000-5000 words.

Fees Information

EBMA only charges registration fees from the centre that includes quality assurance of assessment and  certification.

Support and Training

Qualification specification includes all elements and requirements with respect of each of the details that apply to the qualification. Qualification specification is useful document for students, centres and centre staff. Please download the qualification specification from the following link:-

Career Development

Learners who undertake this qualification are already employed in practising or in managerial roles within health, social care, voluntary or community sector organisations.
Postgraduate diploma in health and social care management is an excellent opportunity for learners who would like to enhance their career prospectus in health and social care policy, leadership and management.  

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