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Duration: 16-20 weeks
Credits : 120
Enrol: Anytime
Fees: £1500* (+20% VAT)
Short Study Visa Fees: £3500
*VAT applicable in UK

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How you’ll study
This course is studied 100% online.
Course Duration
Study this course over minimum 16 weeks.
Start dates
Start any day of the week. Onboarding happens within an hour.
Ofqual Approved
Approved by Ofqual in the UK and Globally recognised.
Comprehensive study material
Learning material includes recorded lectures, presentations, ebooks specific for each unit, case studies, articles, handouts, assignment brief.
There are no exams. Assessment via assignments on which feedback is given.
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The ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is a 120 credit Ofqual Regulated Qualification equivalent to an A Level or Access to HE qualification. The aims of these qualifications are to develop knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of interrelated health & social care subjects and practices. Building on the core learning developed at Level 3, the Diploma qualification provides learners with a broad, practical foundation of both health and adult social care subjects. For learners seeking to further develop their occupational skills in adult social care, there is a specific Extended Diploma pathway to grow these skills; for learners looking for more of a bespoke/academic approach to the subject, the Extended Diploma offers a wide range of optional choices, and some more academically oriented units, to enable as broad an approach as possible to study.

The Diploma qualification is mapped to the knowledge and skill requirements for the Level 4 IfATE standard for Lead Practitioner in Adult Care (Home / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education) and the Extended Diploma Adult Care pathway is mapped to the knowledge and skill requirements for Skills for Care’s Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care specification (Home – Skills for Care). In this way, learners can be assured that their learning and achievement is fully compatible with current health and social care sector expectations for learning and skills.*

Unit content and skill areas are explored systematically. Learners are expected to demonstrate both what they know and understand of the unit content, and how they apply it to a practical problem or situation. The emphasis of the qualification is on developing the individual’s personal understanding of the knowledge and skill requirements necessary to undertake a health and social care role/activity, and not on broader corporate or business-related issues/requirements.


Health and Social Care in Context and Principles
Supporting Individuals in Adult Social Care
Health and Ill-Health
Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Managing People in Health and Social Care
Resource Management in Health and Social Care
Managing Improvement and Change in Health and Social Care
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care

Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:
• a GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades 4/C and above
• other related level 3 subjects such as ATHE level 3 Diplomas
• an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
• other equivalent international qualifications
• UK Versity will assess the level of English language proficiency if it is not your native language

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On successful completion of these qualifications, learners will have a number of progression options. Learners may progress to:

• health and social care employment or have increased opportunities for progression in their current role
• larger qualifications at the same level e.g. from a Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
• a Level 5 ATHE qualification such as the ATHE Level 5 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
• the second year of degree programmes at universities supporting the ATHE progression route (see HE Progression Routes on the ATHE website)
• Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) and Higher-Level Apprenticeships at Level 5 in health and social care-related areas


The Diploma is issued by the ATHE - Awarding Organisation. UK Versity Online Limited (Number 889) is an accredited and approved delivery Centre for ATHE qualifications.

Key Facts

Awarding Body: Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE)
Course Duration: 6-9 months months
Method of study: Full Time
Qualification Level : 4

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