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City and Guilds Level 5 AMSPAR Diploma in Primary Care and Healthcare Management

This course is designed specifically for existing and aspiring managers working, or who wish to work in a primary care or in a health care environment.

The AMSPAR Diploma in Primary Care and Healthcare Management is the designed specifically for managers in general practice and is included in the National Qualifications Framework.

Whilst the qualification is purpose built for Primary Care the contents cover key management skills that can be transferred to a variety of environments.  The Diploma in Primary Care and Healthcare Management provides the learner with a vital stepping stone on their way to senior management.

The qualification is open to existing managers and potential managers in a health or social care environment.  Candidates must be educated to level 3 standard and should have a background that will enable them to benefit from the qualification.  Candidates who are unable to fulfil the entry requirements, but who have suitable management experience in any field, may be accepted onto the course providing they can find an informal attachment to a local General Practice.

About the course:

The Certificate is awarded on achievement of 38 Learning credits which will be gained by completing the following units:

  • 601 Managing Medical Ethics and Legal Requirements - 6 credits - 35 Learning Hours. More Information
  • 602 Financial Management and Budgeting in a Primary Care Health Environment - 7 credits - 25 Learning Hours. More Information
  • 603 Managing Information and Communication in a Primary Care Health Environment - 5 credits - 25 Learning Hours. More Information
  • 604 Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives  - 4 credits - 18 Learning Hours. More Information

Optional units include:

  • Unit 605 Developing or Improving Services in a Primary Care and Health Environment  - 8 credits - 37 Learning Hours. More Information
  • Unit 609 Managing Recruitment  - 5 credits - 24 Learning Hours. More Information
  • Unit 615 Becoming an Effective Leader - 5 credits - 9 Learning Hours. More Information

The course is offered as a 60 week programme with full mentor ongoing support throughout the course. Having completed the 6 units you will progress to the Business Improvement Project for up to a maximum of 20 weeks.

This is, in the main part, a distance learning course with assignment based assessments. However you will be required to attend a final business project presentation which may require you to attend Birmingham, though we do always endeavour to try and arrange one close to your location.

Payment Options:

The cost of this course is £2200.00, which can subject to terms and conditions be paid by instalments. This option incurs an additional administration fee of £20.00. It must be paid by standing order over six consecutive months to the value of £370.00. You can start the course and the first unit will be released on enrolment and receipt of the first payment. If you wish to pay by instalment, bank transfer or cheque all details will be provided during enrolment. Pleae be aware the fee is not inclusive of VAT.

If your fee is being paid by a Trust, Practice CCG or similar, a purchase order guaranteeing payment, must be sent at the time of enrolment ot the course will be released when payment has been received. An invoice may be requested in advance.

If you wish to enquire about this course or enrol please contact our training office on 0844 335 0636.

Students studying this course may be eligible for a NUS card. Please contact the office for further information.




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