The objective of this qualification is to equip learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector at a managerial level. The programme enables learners to demonstrate their skills by producing evidence from their work activities, to meet national occupational standards. Learners will acquire care management skills in the Health and Social Care sector.


OTHM Level6Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (EQF/MQF Level 6) is an Approved Foreign Higher Education Qualification and accredited by OTHM (UK) regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA), which is recognised for advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top up and Bachelor’s/top-up programmes.

Regulatory Information

Qualification Title OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
Ofqual Reference Number 603/6820/2
Duration 1 year
Total Credit Value 120 Credits (60 ECTS)
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 1200 Hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 480 Hours
Overall Grading Type Pass / Fail
Assessment Methods Coursework
Language of Assessment English
Structure of Programme Full Time/Part Time
Delivery Mode Campus, Online & Blended


OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management(EQF/MQF Level 6) represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s degree with Honours, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

Course Structure

Unit Ref. No Unit Title RQF/MQF UK Credit/ECTS GLH TQT
F/618/5499 Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care 6 20/10 80 200
K/618/5657 Managing Quality in Health and Social Care Settings 6 20/10 80 200
M/618/5501 Principles of Leadership and Management 6 20/10 80 200
T/618/5502 Health and Safety in Health and Social CareSettings 6 20/10 80 200
A/618/5503 Resource Management in Health and Social Care 6 20/10 80 200
D/507/9468 Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals 6 20/10 80 200

Assessment Procedure

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold/meet one or more of the criteria on the list below:

  • NQF/QCF Level 5Diploma or equivalent.
  • An equivalent professional qualification from a recognised institution.
  • Mature students with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience may be considered.
  • The provider will determine English Language ability if English is not your native language.
  • This course is designed for learner’s aged 19 and above.


Successful completion of Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management(EQF/MQF Level 6) provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners are eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Master’s degree programmes.

Term Dates

Jan/Feb, May/June, Sep/Oct

Registration Fee 


Course Fee

Maltese/EU – €3900

Non-EU – €6200

Full Course Details can be found HERE

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