National Qualification Framework   Level 6
Duration                                            1 year
Mode of attendance                        Full-time
ECTS                                                   30
Awarding body                                MCAST
Course Overview
This course provides students who aim to work in coordination or managerial position within the health and social care field with sound leadership and management skills required to ensure good quality care services. Prospective or current care services managers will be provided with opportunities to develop their theoretical understanding as well as evidence-based practices that will ultimately lead to quality outcomes for service-users. They will be exposed to the development of analytical and reflective skills as they explore ethical considerations when making decisions that will impact the wellbeing of service users, to good governance and quality management in delivery of effective care services as well as the use of relevant policies and effective operational procedures. The course also includes social policy practice component to enable students to assess the impact of social policy practice component to enable students to assess the impact of social policy on different sectors including health sector, community service and social care. 
List of Study Units Covered During the Course

  • Operations and Service Management
  • Governance and Quality Management
  • Issues with Different Client Groups
  • Ethical Issues and Decision Making
  • Human Resources Management and Leadership
  • EU Law and Social Policy
  • German Language Course leading to A1 certification. This is a compulsory unit for all students following the course



  • Applicants must have working experience and/or training in the health and social care sector to possess prior knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of working in health and social care environments.
  • IELTS 6.0


Learning Outcomes

  • Adopt leadership and managerial skills to ensure the quality of health and care services.
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills into health and care management.
  • Communicate and interact effectively with professionals in multidisciplinary teams involved in the provision of health and care services.
  • Evaluate current social policy and its impact on the health and social care sector.


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