(Qualification No: 603/6066/5) - EQF/MQF Level 7 Qualification

OTHM L7 (MQF L7) Diploma in Health and Social Care Management


The objective of this qualification is to develop learners’ 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 their own country. It will provide knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective manager in the hospitals/social care industry. The qualification will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of leading change, effective performance, planning and accountability, development and team leadership. Learners will be able to work in a variety of roles within health care administration and/or management. Successful completion of the Level 7 enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.


OTHM Level7Diploma in Health and Social CareManagement (EQF/MQF Level 7) 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 Master’s/top-up programmes.

Regulatory Information

Qualification Title OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
Ofqual Reference Number 603/6066/5
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
Delivery Mode Campus


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management(EQF/MQF Level 7) is at the same level as master’s degrees. However, it is shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters programme.

Course Structure

Unit Ref. No Unit Title RQF/MQF UK Credit/ECTS GLH TQT
D/618/2710 Health and Social Care Leadership 7 20/10 80 200
H/618/2711 Managing People in Health and Social Care 7 20/10 80 200
K/618/2712 Managing Finance in Health and Social Care 7 20/10 80 200
M/618/2713 Health and Social Care Strategies and Policies 7 20/10 80 200
T/618/2714 Leading Change in Health and Social Care 7 20/10 80 200
D/507/9468 Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals 7 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 6Diploma 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 21 and above.


Successful completion of Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (EQF/MQF Level 7) enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to an Master’s top-up with advanced standing.

Term Dates

January, April, July, October

Registration Fee


Administration Fee


Course Fee

Maltese/EU – €3900
Non-EU – €5900

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