Course - Foundation Degree: Care Management Level 4

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements

    Pass in one or more appropriate A levels, AVCE, Advanced GNVQ, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma and English and Maths GCSE at C or above or equivalent. NVQ L3/4 in Care. Advanced Apprenticeship in Care. APL available for some nursing, social work and RMA qualifications. Each applicant will be assessed on merit at interview.
  • Academic title
    Foundation Degree: Care Management
  • Course description
    General information

    This part-time course is intended for employees or employers in management in the adult care sector who need or wish to gain a higher qualification. This course is a replacement for The Registered Managers Award (RMA) with the first year being equivalent to an NVQ level 4 RMA (Adult) and the second year equivalent to level 5.

    The programme has been structured around management themes, identified by the National Occupational Standards - Managing the Care Environment Managing Human Resources Managing the Organisation.The course has been developed in co-operation with the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) and the overall policy, direction and quality assurance of the programme was guided by a steering group with representation from CSCI/Skills for Care. It meets the needs of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI/Skills for Care and the government's modernisation agenda).

    Course content

    Courses in Year 1/Year 2 /Year 3

        * Academic Skills
        * Introduction to Health and Social Care
        * Policy Development of Inter-Professional Working in Health and Social Care
        * Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Health and Social Care
        * Psychology and Sociology for Social Care
        * Practice Work Based Learning Project for Care Management : Developing a Portfolio for Practice
        * Managing the Total Health and Social Care Resource
        * Managing Business
        * Resources in Health and Social Care Settings
        * Information and Quality Management
        * Assessing Competence in the Workplace
        * Work Based Learning Project for Care Management.   

    The programme is structured as a part time course involving attendance at college for one regular day per week spread over two years and one semester.

    Teaching and assessment

    The qualification is assessed through work related coursework. Varied forms of assessment including portfolio, reports, investigations, essays and case studies. 100% internal assessment.


    After successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students can progress on to the final year BA/BSc degree at the University of Greenwich. The degree is specifically designed to enable you to acquire an equivalent qualification to the Registered Managers Award, enabling you to secure employment appropriate to your qualifications throughout the health and social care sector.

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