(Qualification No: 610/0784/5) - EQF/MQF Level 4 Qualification

OTHM L4 (MQF L5) Diploma in Health and Social Care Management


The objective of this qualification is to equip learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career or further study 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 or training activities.Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with industry-specific and practical skills, enabling them to successfully apply their knowledge in the workplace, enhance their career prospects and allow progression to further study.


OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (EQF/MQF Level 5) 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 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
Ofqual Reference Number 610/0784/5
Duration 1 year
Total Credit Value 120 Credits (60 ECTS)
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 1200 Hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 600 Hours
Overall Grading Type Pass / Fail
Assessment Methods Coursework
Language of Assessment English
Structure of Programme Full Time
Delivery Mode Campus


OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management(EQF/MQF Level 5) represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Year 1 of a three-year UK University degree programme.

Course Structure

Unit Ref. No Unit Title RQF/MQF UK Credit/ECTS GLH TQT
K/650/1117 Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Social Care 4/5 20/10 100 200
K/650/1144 Professional Development and Academic Writing 4/5 20/10 100 200
L/650/1118 Communication in the Caring Professions 4/5 20/10 100 200
M/650/1119 Principles of Health and Safety for Health Professions 4/5 20/10 100 200
L/650/1136 Assessment Processes in Health and Social Care Settings 4/5 20/10 100 200
M/650/1137 Resource Management in Health and Social Care 4/5 20/10 100 200

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 3 Award or at the level of GCE/GCSE 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.
  • • IELTS 4.5 or equivalent qualification is preferred.
  • • This course is designed for learner’s aged 19 and above.


On passing the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification(EQF/MQF Level 5) learner will be eligible to join OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management qualification. Learners must pass all units to be eligible to join the Level 5 Diploma.

Term Dates

January, April, July, October

Registration Fee


Administration Fee


Course Fee

Maltese/EU – €3900
Non-EU – €5900

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